Physiotherapists work closely with their patients to help them feel better across a number of ailments. They assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a range of health conditions through massage, stretching and exercises.
Physiotherapists help children with development delay in movement and coordination. They can create treatment programmes to help people with muscular dystrophy maintain muscle strength, increase flexibility and prevent stiffening of joints.
Physiotherapists can also help movement, coordination and balance in people with stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy and spina bifida.
They also work in injury prevention, acute care, chronic disease management, occupational health, rehabilitation and maintenance of functional mobility.