Physiotherapy is a profession concerned with human function and movement. Physiotherapists are highly skilled, fully qualified professionals who use a combination of assessment and treatment techniques to diagnose and treat problems that arise in the moving parts of the body, its skeletal structure and the soft tissues attached to and surrounding it. The techniques combine hands-on treatments with the use of exercise, and electrical and electronic equipment to reduce pain and to promote healing.
Physiotherapists complete degree courses in Physiotherapy and must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council to be able to practise Physiotherapy. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional and educational body for Chartered Physiotherapists; it supports its members in the provision of the highest standards of patient care.