Physiotherapy is the treatment of a wide range of conditions and injuries to the body through the use of various forms of passive mobilization, facilitated stretching, therapeutic massage, electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, and exercises.
Did you know both doctors of Chiropractic and Physical Therapists are trained in physiotherapy and it's within their scopes of practice to perform?
Manipulative therapy is used for joint injuries such as a sprained ankle or back pain. The hands of the physiotherapist are used to mobilize (gently move) or manipulate (stronger movement) stiff or painful joints.
Muscle imbalance re-education and assessment of muscle imbalance is undertaken followed by a program of exercises specific to the patient aimed at full recovery and prevention of further injuries.
All parts of the body including knees, back, neck, wrists and elbows can be treated in this way.