Being a physiotherapist is showing that the first step is not the most difficult, but the most important!
Physiotherapy is extremely important to people's health.
Definition of physiotherapy
Service provided by physiotherapists to individuals and populations in order to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional capacity throughout life.
Physiotherapy is provided in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injuries, pain, illness, disorders, conditions or environmental factors and with the understanding that functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.
The physiotherapist, in addition to the basic knowledge and skills that the Degree gives him, can carry out advanced training to acquire his own specialized knowledge and skills to provide care to specific populations. (in http://www.apfisio.pt/o-que-e-a-fisioterapia/areas-intervencao/)
- Cardiorespiratory (pulmonary, cardiac)
- Continuing Care and Palliative Care
- Hospital Health Care
- Primary Health Care
- Dermatofunctional (aesthetic)
- Sport (sport)
- Aging (gerrontology, geriatrics)
- Aquatic Physiotherapy (hydrotherapy)
- Physiotherapy in Animal Health (veterinary)
- Musculoskeletal (maxillofacial, knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, lower limb, upper limb, spine, manual therapy)
- Neurology (stroke, facial paralysis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson, ...)
- Pediatrics (infallible, neonatal, autism, cerebral palsy)
- People with Amputation
- Women's Health (pelvic, urinary and fecal incontinence, sexual dysfunction)
- Mental health
- Oncological physiotherapy
- Physiotherapy at work (ergonomics)
- Postural re-education (pilates)
- Vestibular rehabilitation
Where to study physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a degree course with colleges available in several Portuguese cities. In which cities are there physiotherapy schools? Lisbon, Porto, Braga, Castelo Branco, Setúbal, Aveiro, Coimbra, Leiria, Gaia, Viseu, Silves, Oeiras, Caparica, Famalicão, Gandra, among others.