What is Physiotherapy / Kinesitherapy?
Physiotherapy or Kinesitherapy (sometimes abbreviated PT or Physio or Kine) is a health care profession mainly concerned:
1. by treating pain, illness or injury by physical means.
2. by promoting health, preventing physical disabilities, assessing and rehabilitating people with disabilities through pain, illness or injury, and with treatment by physical therapeutic measures, as opposed to medical measures , surgical or radiological.
A physiotherapist seeks to identify and optimize the quality of the potential for life and movement through prevention, intervention (treatment), promotion, adaptation and rehabilitation.