Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession. It focuses on movement and activity for people of all ages. It promotes the maintenance or improvement of physical, mental and social health, disability management and the well-being of people. Physiotherapy interventions are part of health policies and participate in public health actions. Taking into account the activity of other health professions, physiotherapy puts the patient at the heart of its practice and aims to make him a co-author in the management of his functional abilities, his autonomy and his health.
Physiotherapist helps people of all ages through variety of specialisms in medicine: pediatrics, neurology, traumatology, rehabilitation of vestibular disorders, geriatrics, cardiac diseases and lung diseases, care of sportsmen, urogynecological rehabilitation, for example. The role of physiotherapists is of growing importance in the care and support of chronic diseases and consequently in the prevention and the therapeutic education.