Physiotherapy is the treatment, management and prevention of a wide variety of physical injuries using techniques such as patient-specific exercise programs, massage and physical methods, treatment using heat or cold, acupuncture, and electricity and light energy.

The goal of a physiotherapist is to increase mobility and movement, decrease pain, and return individuals to their previous function and activity levels.

Physiotherapists have advance understanding of how the body moves, what keeps it from moving well and how to restore mobility

Source: Canadian Physiotherapy Association, 2011

Link to post: