Category Archives: Physiotherapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy ‐ as defined by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Definition Occupational therapy is the art and science of enabling engagement in everyday living, through occupation; of enabling people to perform the occupations that foster health and well‐being; and of enabling a just and inclusive society so that all people may participate to their […]

What is physiotherapy?

What is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. The profession helps […]

History of Physical Therapy

History of physical therapy (nineteenth century) For centuries, the field of physical therapy saw relatively little advancement. It wasn’t until the nineteenth century that a cohesive group of physical therapy practitioners was formed. Per Henrik Ling, “Father of Swedish Gymnastics,” who founded the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics (RCIG) in 1813 for massage, manipulation, and exercise. The […]