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Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
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Physiotherapy Research in the Media
Combined physiotherapy and educations is efficacious for chronic low back pain
The Scientific Basis for High-Intensity Interval TrainingOptimising Training Programmes and Maximizing Performance in Highly Trained Endurance Athletes
Paul B. Laursen and David G. Jenkins
High-Intensity Resistance Training Improves Glycemic Control in Older Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
David W. Dunstan, PHD Robin M. Daly, PHD Neville Owen, PHD Damien Jolley, MSC
Maximilian De Courten, MD Jonathan Shaw, MD Paul Zimmet, PHD
Effects of High-Intensity Interval Walking Training on Physical Fitness and Blood Pressure in Middle-Aged and Older People
Ken-Ichi Nemoto, MS; Hirokazu Gen-No, PHD; Shizue Masuki, PHD; Kazunobu Okazaki, PHD; and Hiroshi Nose, MD, PHD
Is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Safe for Seniors?
Physiotherapists are registered health professionals who are specifically trained in the assessment and treatment of varying medical and health conditions. A physiotherapist may use exercise, manual therapy, education and modalities (such as ice, heat, laser, ultrasound and muscle stimulation) to treat pain, dysfunction and loss of mobility. Health promotion, as well as disease and injury prevention, are a key part of physiotherapy practice. Individuals of any age, level of fitness or capability can benefit from physiotherapy.