Physiotherapy is a medical science discipline. Its main goal is to maximize patient’s function using different physical means such as manual therapy, teaching of exercises, heat, cold and electrotherapy. Physiotherapy treatment seeks to correct articular, muscular and neural dysfunctions which lead to pain as well as altered muscle control, strength, endurance, coordination, agility and balance deficits.

The main goal of a physiotherapist is to help a patient reach their optimal physical functional level at any age. Patient goal setting is an important part of this process.