Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.
Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing movement potential, within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. It involves the interaction between clients, families and caregivers, in the process of assessing movement potential and in establishing agreed upon goals and objectives using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists. The physiotherapy Department is under the Administration sub-BMC and it provides preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to its clientele.The clinical department offers services on out-patient and in- patient basis.
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.