What is physiotherapy, really?
Physiotherapists are movement specialists, which mean we have a variety of practice areas. Physiotherapists can specialize in any area of the body, or with a specific type of patient. For example, physiotherapists work with patients with brain injuries or strokes, heart surgeries or organ transplants, burned or wounded or cancer patients.
Physiotherapists can work only with children, only with elderly, only with athletes, in hospitals or home care, with corporations or in private practice. In short, physiotherapists are everywhere!
Likely many of you reading this have had some experience with private practice physiotherapy. This is a clinic in the community, working with any patient that can make it to the door. Most of us in private practice do not restrict ourselves to an area or patient type.
Physiotherapists use many techniques within a treatment session to assist you with pain and movement, but the largest part of rehabilitation from a physiotherapist is movement analysis and a tailored exercise program.