Physiotherapy is the science of function, movement and balance of the body. A physiotherapist has a detailed understanding of how the body works, knowledge of disease, injury and the healing process. They also have the ability to distinguish what is normal and abnormal in posture, balance, movement and function in the body.
A physiotherapist is a graduate of a recognized university-based school of physiotherapy who is qualified to provide preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic services aimed at restoring function and preventing disability arising from disease, trauma or injury.
In Canada today, a physiotherapist is a university graduate with a minimum of four years academic training plus clinical internships completed in recognized health care facilities across the world.
Most extended health care plans provide coverage for physiotherapy services. Please check with your insurance company if you have coverage.