Physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat disorders of movement and other physical problems of people that may be brought about by injury, ageing and certain types of illnesses or diseases.
Physiotherapists may specialise on one or more areas of physiotherapy which may include:
- Occupational health and safety
- Women’s health
- Care of the elderly
- Terminally ill
- Intensive care
Physiotherapists may perform spinal and joint manipulation and mobilisation. They may also perform techniques such as hydrotherapy, massage and breathing and relaxation techniques. In addition, they may use some types of equipment in order to relieve pain and swelling as well as to improve the movement of their patients.
Some of the equipment they may use include heat packs, ultrasound, ice packs and various types of exercise equipment. They may also use crutches, walking frames, wheelchairs and splints to help patients regain their ability to walk again.
Physiotherapists may also implement fitness programs for the whole community, and they may educate people about ways of preventing injury and disability. Physiotherapists may work in hospitals and clinics or they may have their own private practice. For a list of physiotherapists nearest your area, take time to browse this directory. Make your call now and set appointments with certified physiotherapists.