This paramedical field uses active (such as medical gymnastics) or passive (massage, mobilisation, etc.) movements to provide patients with preventive or therapeutic care like rehabilitation.
Physiotherapy is becoming increasingly popular and is practised at all ages. It is mainly used after a fracture, to relieve scoliosis or pain related to osteoarthritis, lower back pain, rheumatism as well as neurological or respiratory disorders, such as chronic bronchitis. Physiotherapy helps promote athletes’ recovery following injury or surgery.