What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy, also known as therapeutic exercise, is a key component of any rehabilitation program and should be included as part of the concurrent care of any patient. Therapeutic exercises can consist of a variety of exercises inclusive of balance, strengthening, range of motion, endurance, and plyometric activities.

The goals of therapeutic exercises include the restoration of movement, improvement of function and strength, improvement in gait and balance, and the prevention and the promotion of health, wellness, and fitness. Specific exercises are aimed at restoring strength, power and work, or endurance, or a combination. Therapeutic exercises are also utilized to increase range of motion, decrease pain, improve balance, and proprioception, and restore function.