SCOPE OF PRACTICE

What does a physical therapist do:

Diagnose:

Make decisions on the presenting problem.

Treat:

Using education, exercise, electrotherapy, manual therapy.

Rehabilitate:

To achieve the best functional level.

Assess, manage and treat:

Assess, manage and treat a broad range of medical conditions from sprained ankles to strokes

Relieve:

Relieve physical pain and help heal injuries

Increase mobility:

Increase mobility, build strength, improve balance, and enhance cardiovascular performance

Who are Physical Therapists:

Independent and autonomous professionals with the knowledge, skills and competencies, prepared to have a key role in health systems taking their own decisions. Physical therapy promotes active participation in society through the development, maintenance and restoration of health, movement capacity, physical activity and functional ability throughout the lifespan.