Physios recommended most
Here’s why physiotherapists are the healthcare providers physicians recommend most. Physiotherapists are rehabilitation professionals trained to diagnose and work with patients on virtually any mobility issue. If you are injured or in pain, a physiotherapist can help get you moving again.
Physiotherapists are university graduates of accredited physiotherapy programs, holding a Master of Physical Therapy degree (MPT). Physiotherapists are the only rehabilitation professional to graduate from an accredited university program, and to practice throughout the continuum of health care from hospital, to home, to clinic. They are uniquely qualiﬁed to:
- establish a physical diagnosis and determine a client's movement potential;
- plan and implement physiotherapy treatment programs, using specialized knowledge and skills in exercise prescription and hands-on techniques for the prevention and treatment of movement dysfunction;
- evaluate results to track patient improvement or to modify treatment;
- develop physical-health promotion programs and screening tools;
- provide education and consulting services to the public and other health-care professionals;
- undertake related professional activities such as maintaining detailed records of patient's treatment and progress, research, teaching, and administration.
Movement dysfunction is any alteration in normal physical mobility that limits effective or efficient body performance. Movement dysfunction may be due to accident or injury, pain, congenital anomalies, disease, inactivity, aging, or stress. Physiotherapists restore function to keep British Columbians moving for life.