Physiotherapy aims to help people of any age whose normal function has been disrupted by injury or illness. It: “uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status.” (CSP Curriculum Framework, January 2002).

Physiotherapists assess and treat patients with a wide range of conditions including musculo-skeletal, neurological, respiratory, and medical conditions. The aim is to help restore or maintain respiratory function, normal movement, strength, mobility and best possible function to patients who have had an illness or surgery.