Seven facts about physiotherapy
Posted on 08 September 2015 by Yooralla
Today is World Physical Therapy Day, celebrating the role and achievements of physiotherapists across the world.
Physiotherapy helps people to improve movement and function, and to be more physically independent. Here are seven facts about physiotherapy:
- Physiotherapists treat or work to prevent any issues affecting a person’s ability to move or function.
- Physiotherapists are highly trained professionals who must complete university education and be registered with the Physiotherapists Registration Board to practice in this field.
- You can find physiotherapists working in a number of settings, from hospitals and private practices through to sporting clubs, community health centres and disability organisations.
- For people with disability, physiotherapy works to improve mobility, activity and participation within the home and community environment.
- One of the eight general principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is “Full and effective participation and inclusion in society” for people with disability, which physiotherapy supports by improving independence, participation and inclusion.
- Physiotherapy can help individuals to manage the effects of their disability and increase their potential to fulfil their goals.
- Yooralla's physiotherapists provide on-going therapy support to build an individual’s physical health and strengths through exercise programs, group health and wellbeing sessions or pain management.