Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a healthcare profession that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of physical impairments, disabilities, and pain. Physiotherapists work with patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly, and across a wide range of conditions.

The goal of physiotherapy is to help patients improve their mobility, strength, and function, reduce pain, and prevent further injury. Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques, including exercise, manual therapy, and electrotherapy, to achieve these goals.

Some common techniques used in physiotherapy include:

  • Exercise: Physiotherapists create individualized exercise programs to help patients improve their strength, flexibility, and endurance.

  • Manual therapy: This involves hands-on techniques such as massage, joint mobilization, and stretching to improve mobility and reduce pain.

  • Electrotherapy: This includes techniques like ultrasound and electrical stimulation to promote healing and reduce pain.

Physiotherapy can be used for a wide range of conditions, including sports injuries, neurological disorders, post-surgical rehabilitation, and chronic pain. Physiotherapists work closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their specific needs and goals.

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