March is Physiotherapy Month!
"Physiotherapy is the art of using movement and education to empower others and find their best self"
- Jodi Phifer, PT
"Physiotherapy empowers people to keep moving despite barriers."
- Tasha Carmichael, PT
"Play, independence and participation, use the power of play to help children and their families to focus on the child's abilities to achieve their goals."
- Leslie van Tongeren, PT
Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
All physiotherapists registered to practice in Canada are qualified to provide safe and effective physiotherapy. They have met national entry-level education and practice standards, and have successfully passed a standardized physiotherapy competence examination prior to being registered with the college of physiotherapists in their province/territory.
Look below for a clip about pediatric physiotherapy in a hospital from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
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Published on May 29, 2014