Physical Therapy

Restoring flexible movement to your body and limbs

By Kai Wade, Director of Communications & Social MediaLast modified: October 05, 2011

Physical Therapy

Movement can change the way you live your life. Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is aimed at restoring flexible movement to your body and limbs and enabling you to continue to lead an active, agile life whatever your health condition.  

Physical therapists often work with patients whose mobility has been affected by age, injury or illness. Rehabilitation physiotherapy following strokes, falls, spinal injuries and joint replacement are common reasons for treatment in the elderly. People who need to use wheelchairs can especially benefit from ongoing sessions as physiotherapists focus treatment on helping patients adapt to and function in their environments.

Confidence Boost

Not only do physical therapists help restore movement but a physical therapist you trust also can boost your confidence, particularly in people whose mobility has been permanently restricted. Physiotherapy can help with balance, endurance and strength and can help patients find the energy to overcome illness.

Physiotherapists can assist you to start moving and living an active life.

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