Physiotherapy in India has a history of more than 50 years and attained its eminence in the health care team, making a rapid progress & development in the last decade.
Physiotherapy basically means physiotherapeutic system of medicine which includes examination, treatment, advice and instructions given to a person preparatory for the purpose of or in connection with movement, dysfunction, bodily malfunction, physical disorder, disability, healing and pain from trauma and disease. Physical and mental conditions using physical agents including exercise, mobilization, manipulation, mechanical and electrotherapy, activity and devices or diagnosis, treatment and prevention. A program of Physical therapy will typically involve caregivers.
Physiotherapy is an adjunct/paramedical profession. The professionals of this field are called Physiotherapists/Physical therapists. The functions of Physiotherapists are to restore and maintain the normal movement of the body. They also work to prevent movement disorders.
Physiotherapy is a science that helps improve movement dysfunction, and promote functions of the human body and optimal health. This involves assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability through physical means.