What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy helps individual to improve, maintain, and restore functions to achieve optimal health.
Physiotherapy provides services to individuals and the public suffered from problems relevant to ageing, injury, pain, illness, physical disorders and environmental factors, by helping them to improve, maintain, and restore functions to achieve optimal health.
Physiotherapy intervenes in the physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects of each individual, through implementation of education, promotion, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, to establish and to enhance quality of life and potential for different activities.
Physiotherapy is also an interactive process in which physiotherapists, upon assessing the activity potential and performance of their patients / service users, would apply unique professional skills and knowledge to achieve common service goals with patients, family members, caregivers, communities, and other medical professionals.
are qualified professionals with the following duties:
- Comprehensively assess the treatment needs of patients and service users
- Evaluate patients and make relevant physical diagnoses and prescriptions
- Explain the physical diagnosis, prognosis and intervention/treatment plan
- Implement physiotherapy treatment and interventions
- Recommend a self-intervention plan to empower the patients and service users
- Provide professional advice and make timely appropriate referral to other medical professional services when necessary
- Reassess and review the effectiveness of prescribed interventions/treatments
Equipped with and based on the thorough understanding of requirements and potential of different human functional activities; physiotherapists formulate physical diagnosis and treatment strategies for their clients, with respect to their immediate environment or their involvement in different professional fields through health promotion, injury prevention, interventional therapy, home rehabilitation, etc.
Physiotherapy is also involved in the following areas:
Physiotherapists, who have completed the accredited undergraduate or post-graduated physiotherapy program compiling to the ethical principles established by the 'World Physiotherapy', are practising as part of a medical team or independently. They are capable to access their clients as the first contact practitioners.
What is its application?
Physiotherapy, which is essential for public health and social services, helps disease prevention and functional improvement/maintenance through independent practice or a rehabilitation team, thus ensuring the quality of life.
comply with the established code of ethics to achieve the following goals:
- Advocate the significance of physical exercise to promote personal and public health
- Prevent disability or restriction in mobility with respect to health, economic, environmental and other related issues
- Provide treatment for the injured or disabled aiming to minimise restrictions in mobility caused by disability, to reduce dysfunction by restoring function, to improve the self-care ability for a better quality of life
- Improve the barrier-free facilities at home, at work and in the community, as well as promote the social roles of individuals with disabilities