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Department of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy involves

evaluating, diagnosing and treating a range of diseases, disorders and disabilities using physical means.

It is the services to people to develop maintain and restore maximum movement and function ability throughout the lifespan.

It includes the provision of services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by the process of ageing or that of injury or disease.

Physiotherapy is a primacy care, which is dedicated to:

  • Improvement and maintaining functional independence and physical performance
  • Preventing and managing pain, physical impairments, disabilities and limits to participation
  • Promoting fitness, health and wellness

What can Physiotherapy do?

Physiotherapists assess the client’s level of mobility, strength, endurance and other physical abilities to determinate the impact of their illness or injury on their physical function at work, rest or play. They diagnose the conditions and develop a treatment plan to restore movement and reduce pain or limitations to mobility. They also advise to prevent avoidable recurrences or complications and potential health problems form occurring before they arise.
Physiotherapy mainly work in 3 practice fields:

Neurology:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal and cord injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Head injury
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Other neurological diseases

Orthopedics:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Sport injuries
  • Respective strain injuries (i.e. carpal tunnel, tennis elbow)
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Post – surgical rehabilitation (i.e. hip or knee replacement)

Cardio – respiratory:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive lung disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Post – surgical rehabilitation (i.e. cardiac, thoracic or abdominal)
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cystic fibrosis

Physiotherapists also work in fields that span all three practice fields such as women’s health (including pre and post natal care and other women’s health issues), incontinence, pediatric and geriatrics care.

Physiotherapy – how it works:

Physiotherapy involves using a variety of techniques to help your muscles, joints, heat and lungs work to their potential. Physiotherapists work with you to integrate your care into lifestyle. They are skilled in providing treatment, preventative advice, rehabilitation and care for people with long - term or terminal illness and will develop a full treatment plan to suit your unique needs.

 

 

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