Physical therapy (PT), mostly known as Physiotherapy, is a primary care specialty in western medicine that, by using mechanical force and movements [Bio-mechanics or Kinesiology], Manual therapy, exercise therapy, electrotherapy and various physical therapies who practice evidence based treatments, remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention. It is performed by physical therapists (known as physiotherapists in many countries).
In addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the physical therapy profession include research, education, consultation, and administration. Physical therapy services may be provided as primary care treatment or alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical services.
Orthopaedics is a medical specialty concerned with the correction of functional impairments of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes all the body's bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and joints.
Orthopaedic rehabilitation is a form of therapy that treats a wide variety of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system and is a cornerstone of the programs and services we provide throughout the country. Orthopaedic rehabilitation encompasses the following programs and services we provide every day to the patients in our care: