A physiotherapist assesses, diagnoses and treats sports injuries, orthopedic and neurological conditions. Physiotherapists are able to help you restore function and movement through mobility training, stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as manual therapy, education and modalities. These specific exercises create lasting changes in mobility, strength and balance, helping you recover properly from injuries, and helping to prevent injuries from recurring in the future.
Physiotherapists undergo rigorous university courses including anatomy, kinesiology and body mechanics, physiology, pathology, neurology and rehabilitation, as well as completing practical clinical rotations in community settings. Physiotherapists earn a Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy (MScPT).