What Is Physiotherapy?
Physical therapy (PT) also known as physiotherapy is care that aims to ease pain and help you function, move, and live better. Physiotherapy is treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being. Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness. Physiotherapists get you involved in your own recovery.
What Is a Physical Therapist?
These licensed health professionals get specific graduate training in physical therapy. You may hear them called PTs or physiotherapists.
What Does a PT Do?
- Helps to Relieve painImprove movement or ability
- Prevent or recover from a sports injury
- Prevent disability or surgery
- Rehab after a stroke, accident, injury, or surgery
- Work on balance to prevent a slip or fall
- Manage a chronic illness like diabetes, heart disease, or arthritis
- Recover after you give birth
- Control your bowels or bladder
- Adapt to an artificial limb
- Learn to use assistive devices like a walker or cane
- Get a splint or brace
People of all ages get physical therapy. It can treat a variety of health problems. Your doctor might suggest this type of treatment if you’ve had an injury or illness that makes it hard to do daily tasks.
Ontario Physiotherapy Association - https://opa.on.ca/
College of Physiotherpists of Ontario - https://www.collegept.org/
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