Physiotherapy is a science-based health care profession concerned with human function and movement. It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status. Physiotherapy views movement as central to health and well being.
Physiotherapists aim to identify and make the most of movement ability by health promotion, preventive advice, treatment and rehabilitation.
Core skills used by physiotherapists include manual therapy, massage therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electrophysical modalities.
Physiotherapists work with a broad variety of physical problems, especially those associated with the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems: traumatology, rheumatology (back pain, sciatica), paediatrics and orthopaedics, neurology, respiratory diseases, post partum/womaen’s health, sport, well-being, occupational health.
Sports physiotherapy allows for the treatment of pathologies of high level and amateur athletes. Its approach takes into account the reality of the field, the evolution of practices and evidence-based data.
The requirements in terms of performance, speed of treatment, and strong demands on the locomotor system are specific to sportsmen and women, and the physiotherapist will be able to respond to them.
He will be able to assist you as well in the phases of physical conditioning, maintenance or muscular reinforcement, warm-up and cool-down, and will be able to take care of you from the beginning of the rehabilitation after an injury until the return to sport.