Faculty of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is a health care profession which emphasizes the use of physical approaches along with therapeutic modalities such as movement, massage, manipulation techniques and electro-physical modalities. They play a major role in restoring movement and functions along with prevention of risk factors related to physical dysfunctions. This definition distinguishes physiotherapy from other health care professions, with much emphasis on the bio-molecular or physiological functioning of the body’s particular organ systems or particular aspects of health and disease such as activities, nutrition and imaging
Physiotherapists are consulted in relation to the physical problems of patients, in particular those associated with neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also about the prevention of problems relating to these. The analysis by physiotherapists on physical problems includes psychological, cultural and social factors. The aim is to identify and diagnose the specific components of movement dysfunction responsible for the patient’s physical problems.
Physiotherapists make physical diagnosis within their scope of practice. Physiotherapists use both specific treatments and prophylactic methods. The therapeutic modalities used by physiotherapists include movement, massage and manipulation techniques together with the application of electro-physical modalities. Physiotherapists are skilled educational and provide self – care approaches to prevent, cure or alleviate physical manifestations of somatic and psychological diseases / disorders.