Kootenay Health Services - Snowflake


Since 1996

Physiotherapy is a professional health care discipline directed primarily towards the rehabilitation of movement dysfunction. A movement dysfunction is defined as an alteration in normal body biomechanics that limits effective or efficient body performance. The movement dysfunction may be due to pain, congenital anomalies, disease processes, accident or injury, sustained activity, maladaptive postures, problems secondary to ageing, or psychological/social stress. The dysfunction may be manifested in actual or potential impairment related to the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, respiratory or cardiovascular systems.