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Q.1 What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is an applied health profession in which treatment of various clinical conditions is performed by incorporating various natural modalities like movement (exercise), heat, cold, electric current, light etc.

it uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status

it is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery

the exercise of clinical judgment and informed interpretation is at its core

Physiotherapists work in a wide variety of health settings such as intensive care, mental illness, stroke recovery, occupational health, and care of the elderly

Q.2 Who needs Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy treatment may be needed in a variety of conditions of which a brief outline is being described here: 
Musculo-Skeletal Disorders like backache, neck pain(cervical problems),frozen shoulder, various forms of arthritis, cases of fracture, etc. 
Sports Injuries like various ligamentous sprain and tears, muscular injuries, tendon injuries, meniscal tears, etc. 
Neurological conditions like paralysis (hemiplegia , paraplegia), developmental disorders in children, facial palsy (paralysis), peripheral nervous disorders, poliomyelitis, various motor neuron diseases, myopathies, etc. 
Cardio-Respiratory conditions which include conditions of lungs like asthma, obstructive and restrictive lung diseases, bronchiectasis and conditions of heart like ischemic heart disease, etc. In addition Physiotherapy treatment is also needed in the pre and post operative stages of various Cardio-Respiratory surgeries. 
Other conditions like patients who have burns need regular physiotherapy treatment. 
In addition you can improve your daily living by incorporating regular exercise in your daily schedule which is monitored by a physiotherapist.

Q.3 Where can you find a Physiotherapist?

You can find a Physiotherapist in any of the following means:

Primarily you will find a physiotherapist in your hospital. 
You can contact a Physiotherapist in a private clinic setting as many Physiotherapists are doing private practice. 
You could be referred to a Physiotherapist from your Surgeon or Physician. 
You can contact a Physiotherapist through some health care providing agency which has contacts with the Physiotherapists. 
Also you can find a Physiotherapist on the web.