Manual therapy involves specific hands-on techniques to treat various problems throughout the body. Physiotherapists are healthcare practitioners who have both the training and the skill to evaluate and work with you to reduce pain and to help you manage a variety of health issues. They can use manual therapies such as massage, resistance training and […]
The Canadian Physiotherapists Association’s (CPA) Statement on “The Role of Physiotherapy in Keeping Canadians Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
- Physiotherapy and rehabilitation play an essential role in the context of infectious disease outbreaks.
- Physiotherapy can mitigate adverse impacts due to respiratory and mobility complications associated with infectious disease outbreaks.
- The care and treatment offered by physiotherapists is crucial in keeping Canadians healthy and active, and in preventing the need to access urgent or emergency services in-hospital.
- Physiotherapy can reduce the burden on the medical system through improving patient function and independence, and allowing them to return to their homes sooner, freeing up much needed hospital resources.
- Physiotherapy is important to improve physical and mental well-being for patients diagnosed with an infectious disease, as well as for those in isolation and self-quarantine.
- Physiotherapy can help Canadians to return to their communities, families, and employment faster, thus reducing the societal and financial impacts of infectious disease.
- As health care professionals, physiotherapists are trained in, and adhere to strict infection control practices to keep Canadians safe.