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Many treatment methods and options are offered by PT. The holistic approach helps patients to manage their condition. This type of therapy can help improve your body's mobility and function to an extreme level.

These are the differences

Both physical therapy and physiotherapy use movement and hands-on techniques to improve the body's condition, but they differ primarily in their approach to doing this. The difference between physiotherapy and physical therapy is that physiotherapy uses manual techniques, while physical treatments are more exercise-based. You can reach the same goals with different types of treatment.

The primary use of physiotherapy in a different setting than that of physical therapy is also possible. Physiotherapy is often a hospital-based offering, showing up in post-operative care and other urgent situations. However, physical therapy can be used to treat non-life-threatening injuries. A physical therapist will treat issues such as chronic pains like arthritis, muscle aches and strains.

Take a look at the Evidence

Physiotherapy, an science-based field of practice, is concerned with the health and well-being of patients.

Participation by the patient in their own treatment is fundamental.

At any point in your lives, physiotherapy is a benefit. Physiotherapy can help with sudden injuries or back pain, long-term conditions like asthma management, as well as preparing for childbirth and sporting events.

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