Physiotherapy uses physical methods like massage and manipulation to promote health and wellbeing. It is often used to restore a person's range of movement after illness or injury. It also encompasses physical, psychological, emotional and social well being.
Physiotherapists use a wide range of techniques including massage and manipulation; heat, cold, electric current, light and water; remedial exercise; provide support to help manage chronic conditions. These techniques improve a person's ability to use parts of their body that are affected by a health condition or injury. The physiotherapist looks at the individual holistically.