Physiotherapy is a health care profession directed at assessing, evaluating, restoring and maintaining physical function. Physiotherapists as health care professionals are predominantly concerned with the rehabilitation of physical injuries, disabilities and the promotion of increased mobility, functional ability, quality of life and improved range of motion.
The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints through soft tissue manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, and relieve pain.
Osteopathy is a non-invasive manual medical discipline that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, these include: the joints (tendons and ligaments), muscles and spine. An osteopaths goal is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.
A personal trainer is a fitness professional who develops and implements an individualized personal exercise program through physical assessment, proper exercise instruction and personal motivation. This is based on clients’ specific needs, i.e. weight reduction, muscle toning, strengthening of bones and injury rehabilitation.