Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is an ideal treatment for ensuring and improving physical mobility for people of all ages. Physiotherapists strive to understand bodily functioning and movement. This helps in assessing one’s medical condition, and thus allow practitioners to construct an effective treatment plan unique to the specific needs of the patient. Physiotherapy encourages better health, autonomous movement and the prevention of health problems and mobility limitations through the prescription of therapeutic exercises. Physiotherapy assesses one’s level of mobility, strength and endurance to evaluate the impact of the injury on one’s physical function. Physiotherapy is primarily effective in treating orthopaedics, neurological and cardiorespiratory conditions. Such conditions may include back and neck pain, motor vehicle accidents, post surgical rehabilitation, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, asthma, pneumonia and many more.
Physiotherapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario under the Regulated Health Professions Act.