NHS Choices describes Physiotherapy as helping to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapy can also help to reduce your risk of re-injury or recurrent illness in the future. It takes a holistic approach that involves you directly in own care.
The art of Physiotherapy considers the body as a whole, incorporating the individual as well as aspects of an injury or illness.
Physiotherapy is well desiGned to treat acute and chronic injuries, traumatic injuries and postural dysfunction.
The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care (ACPOPC) describe the aim of Physiotherapists in this field is to "minimise the effects of the disease and treatments received as it is often possible to increase quality of life regardless of prognosis and we aim for the maximum potential functional ability and independence from diagnosis to end of life care".
Improving blood flow and the flow of lymph (the fluid in the lymphatic system)
Bone Metastases Management including Mobility, Function and Exercise
Anxiety, Breathlessness and Secretion Management
Individualised and Tailored Hydrotherapy, Gym and Home Exercise Programmes
Improvement in Generalised Deconditioning, Reduced Exercise Tolerance and Muscle Weakness
Neurological Impairments including Peripheral Neuropathy and Reduced Balance
Improvement in Mobility and Function including Mobility Aids
for Reduced Range of Movement and Function of the Shoulder following Breast Surgery and Radiotherapy
Aiding the return to Optimal Mobility and Function following Hospital Admissions and Surgery once Discharged Home
Improvement in Cardiovascular Fitness and Endurance