Physiotherapy, also known as Physical Therapy, is a health-care profession that provides treatment to individuals to help develop, restore and maintain maximum movement and function throughout life. Treatments may be necessary as the result of: injury, disease, aging or other environmental factors (improper work station, prolonged sitting, etc). In order to re-establish the prior functional capacity, a physiotherapist will use a combination of active and passive modalities.
Active treatment modalities include manual techniques, McKenzie Method, Mulligan Concept, and exercise prescription. Passive treatment modalities include electrotherapy, heat therapy, cryotherapy, and ultrasound. All of these interventions focus on customer self-empowerment. These will allow everyone to acquire the physical abilities necessary to resume their leisure, sports or social activities, as well as to facilitate the accomplishment of a job or tasks on a daily basis.