Physiotherapy can be defined as a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helps to restore, maintain and maximize their physical strength, function, motion and overall wellbeing. It is a profession associated with assessing, diagnosing and treating disability, joint muscle pain and disfunction. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
Functional Manual Therapy is a revolutionary concept in physical therapy. FMT uses specific evaluation techniques to identify movement dysfunctions that contribute to pain, decreased mobility and degenerative changes. Specific hands on therapy techniques and movement patterns are used to restore efficient mobility of the joints and soft tissues which include muscle, nerves, organs, fascia, skin, tendons and ligaments.
The final component is to improve physical endurance and motor control, which focuses on proper movement patterns that allow efficient use of the body.