Physiotherapists provide services aimed at improving, maintaining and rehabilitating people´s mobility and activity. They assist people of all ages when mobility and activity is hampered due to aging, accidents, disease, disorders, and conditions of environmental factors.
Physiotherapists seek to promote increased quality of life by thinking about physical, mental, emotional and social well being. They operate in the health care sector to promote personal health, prevention, treatment, training, coordination and rehabilitation.
Physiotherapist are trained and required to:
- Form a coherent opinion/ assessment of their clients and their needs.
- Assess results from inspections to evaluate their client’s problems.
- Determine the diagnosis, prospects and plans as appropriate.
- Provide advice according to their specialty and decide whether/when the client should seek the advice of other health care professionals.
- Perform physiotherapy.
- Evaluate the efficacy of the treatment.
- Provide guidance on self-help methods.
Physiotherapist’s knowledge of the human body and its abilities is key in diagnosis and decision regarding treatment.
Physiotherapy will take into account where the therapy is being sought for healthcare, prevention, treatment, training, fitness or rehabilitation.
Further information on the what physical therapy is to be found on physio.is