A physiotherapist is trained over 4 years to degree level. Therapists are trained to assess, diagnose and treat many different joint, nerve, soft tissue (muscle ligament, tendon) injuries. They are also trained in the use of rehabilitation to address muscular imbalances which can be the cause of reoccurring injury.
A Physiotherapist can treat a range of conditions including:
Most physiotherapists are trained in various techniques used to improve joint mobility, brake down scar tissue, and improve soft tissue elasticity. These include joint mobilisation and manipulation Myofascial release technique, trigger point therapy, and acupuncture.
The physiotherapists aim is to help the client return to full day to day function and recreational activities.