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  • Introduction to physiotherapy

  • PHYSIOTHERAPYPHYSICAL THERAPYPhysio : physical agentsTherapy : treating people

  • Physical Therapytherapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and trainingcalled also physiotherapy Merriam-Websters definition

  • A primary health care professionAimed at enhancing mobility, physical independence & quality of lifeFocused onTreating a variety of conditionsPromoting health & well-being Prescribed to individuals who vary in Age Athletic abilityPhysiotherapy is..

  • What does a physiotherapist do?DiagnoseMake decisions on the presenting problemTreatUsing education, exercise,electrotherapy, manual therapyRehabilitate To achieve the best functional level

  • Who are physiotherapists?Go-to health professionals Accessible, first-line health professionals Skilled in health promotion, injury prevention and patient management

    University-trained in the health sciencesIntensive study of anatomy and physiology

  • Who are physiotherapists?Skilled in clinical reasoning Life long learnersCommitted to evidence-based decision making

    Licensed and regulated health professionals with a unique professional title Only registered physiotherapists can provide physiotherapy services

  • What exactly do physiotherapists do?Assess, manage and treat a broad range of medical conditions from sprained ankles to strokesRelieve physical pain and help heal injuriesIncrease mobility, build strength, improve balance, and enhance cardiovascular performance

  • Help you to help yourself Engage clients by prescribing therapeutic exercisesTeach clients to better manage their own health

  • Different work settingsHospitalsRehabilitation centersPrivate clinicsHome visits Sport fieldsCommunity based centers

  • Different clientsPaediatricsGeriatricsAthletesRegular adult populationPatients

  • Branches of physical therapyNeurologyOrthopaedicsMusculoskeletal conditionsCardio respiratoryCommunity base rehabilitationWomens health

  • What conditions do physiotherapists treat?NeurologicalDevelopmental delayParkinsons diseaseSpinal cord injuryStrokeBenefits Improved balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, and functionAbility to manage daily tasks Reduced pain Improved mood

  • What specific conditions do physiotherapists treat?OrthopaedicBack and neck painArthritis and osteoarthritisFractures or sprainsJoint replacementsSports injuries

    BenefitsDecreased painImproved joint mobility and strengthRestored physical function and injury prevention Possibly prevent or delay

  • Cardio-respiratoryChronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseCystic fibrosisHeart disease Respiratory infectionsPost-surgical care

    BenefitsImproved breathing and secretion clearance Reduced breathlessness and increased enduranceIncreased strength of arms and legs

  • Womens healthBreast cancer rehabilitationChronic pelvic painIncontinence

    Benefits Reduced post-surgical pain and swellingReduced fatigue caused by radiation and chemotherapyImproved pelvic pain and urinary incontinence

  • TreatmentsElectrotherapyExercisesHydrotherapy / AquatherapyPosture & ergonomic correctionsChest physiotherapy techniques

  • Electrotherapy

    IRSWDMWDElectrical StimulationWax Therapy

  • ExercisesPassive exercisesStretching exercisesStrengthening exercisesMobilizing exercisesBreathing exercises

  • Hydrotherapy / Aquatherapy

  • Posture & ergonomic corrections

  • Chest physiotherapy techniques

  • Your future Bachelor of PhysiotherapyMasters of PhysiotherapyDoctor of Physiotherapy

  • Any questions

  • Thank you

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