Physiotherapists help people recover from injuries sustained from surgery, illness, aging, or disability. They guide patients to improve their strength and movement and prevent further problems in the future.
Physiotherapists also work to diagnose the causes of injury and put together a treatment plan, sometimes including exercises, manual therapy, and electrotherapy (using electrical energy as a medical treatment. They also advise on managing long-term conditions. The best physiotherapists aim to empower the patient, enabling them to reach their goals, eliminate or minimize pain and dysfunction, and make wise health and lifestyle changes.