Physiotherapy is:

  • the assessing, treating and preventing of human physical disorders,
  • the restoring of normal function, and
  • the minimising of dysfunction and pain

It aims to enable the patient to:

  • achieve the highest possible level of independence in their lives, by preventing recurring injuries & disability in the work place, at home and during sports & recreational activities.

Physiotherapists make use of:

  • Skilled evaluation
  • Skilled hands-on therapy
  • Exercise programmes
  • Specialised electrotherapy equipment
  • Heat & ice application
  • Patient educationů treating & relieving pain & assisting healing and recovery

HPCSA Definition (Click here to go to their Homepage)

A Physiotherapist assesses, treats and manages a wide variety of injuries including ailments from the fields of orthopaedics, neurology, respiratory and thoracic, cardio-vascular, obstetrics, sports medicine, paediatrics, geriatrics, intensive care units and general rehabilitation. Other medical fields and community care also falls within the scope of physiotherapy.