Physiotherapy addresses the illnesses or injuries that limit a person's abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

A physiotherapist uses an individual's history and physical examination to make a diagnosis and establish a management plan. Physiotherapy may include specific exercises, manual therapy and manipulation, mechanical devices such as traction, education, physical agents such as heat, cold, electricity, sound waves, radiation, assistive devices, prostheses, orthoses and other interventions.