Physiotherapy is a drug-free health care practice that improves and maintains functional independence and physical performance, prevents and manages pain, treats physical impairments as well as disabilities. Physiotherapists provide assessments, treatment and education for many health problems to ensure quality lifestyle. They can recommend the best way to treat problems with your muscles, bones and joints, circulatory, respiratory or nervous system and can also advise you on ways to prevent potential health problems.

Physiotherapy makes a difference in an individual’s ability to live an active and healthy lifestyle. For the elderly, disabled or chronically ill people, physiotherapy is the key to restoring and maintaining a level of physical function that allows independent living. It is one way to successfully push physical limitations to secure the freedom to function. Everyone can benefit from physiotherapy whether you are living with a chronic illness or recovering from an injury. It also offers a range of specialised services of benefit to patients with heart and lung disease, traumatic, amputations, arthritic joints, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord and nerve injury, cancer and pre and post-surgical needs.

Utilising modern therapeutic techniques, physiotherapy centres in Zambia are committed to provide high quality physiotherapy and occupational rehabilitation services to people of all ages. They aim to promote mobility, wellness and independent function through the use of exercise, hands on treatment, physiotherapeutic modalities, and personalised conditioning programs. To meet the needs of their clients, they offer a comprehensive range of orthopaedic, cardiopulmonary and neurological services. Physiotherapists are always looking for ways to improve their knowledge and effectiveness as therapists. Their experience and training enables them to successfully treat a wide variety of disorders.

Physiotherapists can help you with:

  • Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness
  • Preventing disease, injury, and disability
  • Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions
  • Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance
  • Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions; and
  • Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline

Some of the treatments that physiotherapists use are as follows:

  • Massage to ease soft tissue pain
  • Mobilisation or manipulation of joints
  • Exercises to strengthen weak areas
  • Cold to reduce inflammation
  • Heat to increase circulation
  • Ultrasound therapy to ease muscle spasms
  • Electrical stimulation to help muscles contract that cannot do so effectively on their own