Physiotherapy is a type of therapy that aims to maintain or restore the body's mobility and ability to function. It is prescribed by a doctor if a patient's mobility or functioning has been impacted by an illness or accident.
Physiotherapy distinguishes between active and passive measures. With active measures such as exercise therapy or respiratory therapy, the patient works with his or her body, while passive measures such as baths, fango, electrotherapy, phototherapy massage or thermotherapy work on the body externally.
The use of various active or passive treatment forms can eliminate pain, restore healthy, physiological movement, repair imbalanced muscular strength – muscular dysbalance – and promote motor development in children.