A Physiotherapist (also known as Physical Therapist) is a healthcare provider who helps people maximize their movement, functional ability and quality of life.
Physiotherapists can work autonomously, or in collaboration with other health care professionals, performing interventions related to prevention, treatmentand rehabilitation in the areas of motor skills, superior cortical functions, and visceral ones.
Furthermore, Physiotherapists also work in the health spheres of promotion, habilitation, education, teachingand research.
The biggest organization representing Physiotherapists around the world is the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT).
According to the WCPT, Physiotherapists can help people at any stage of life, when movement and function are threatened by different factors, such as ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors.
Physiotherapists focus on the physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing of the people they’re helping.
So all in all, if you the feel limited in any of the activities of your life (or you want to prevent that from happening) a Physiotherapist can help you out!
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