Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession concerned with human function and movement and maximizing potential. Ultimately, a Physiotherapist’s main focus is reduction of pain and correction of dysfunction and injury. Since its emergence as an independent medical profession over 100 years ago, Physiotherapy has adapted and evolved its treatment techniques and increased the range and number of patients it can help.
At The Healing Path our Registered Physiotherapist Mohammed Abdelbaky manages, and treats all disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including rehabilitation.
What Is a Physiotherapist?
A physiotherapist is a member of the health care profession. Present guidelines require the Physiotherapist to complete an undergraduate degree and a two year Masters degree. Educated in anatomy, physiology, physical function, disease and injury, the Physiotherapist is trained to treat people of all ages who have musculoskeletal, respiratory and neurological conditions. Physiotherapists keep their skills and knowledge current by taking post-graduate courses and often focus in a specific area (orthopaedics, sports physiotherapy, arthritis care, etc.).
What Are the Goals of Physiotherapy?
The goals of physiotherapy are to improve mobility and strength, to relieve pain and to restore physical function. This enables you to resume your regular activities of daily living including work, school, recreational activities, home-making and/or self-care. If the injury or disease is severe in nature, the goal is to assist you in returning to your maximal function.