I had a solid discussion with a bunch of physiotherapy students the other day.


Especially on the topic of why they chose physiotherapy profession as their careers.

Then I asked them a question:

"What is your understanding of what physiotherapy, the very profession that you have chosen as your careers?"

The answers were, rather disappointing. They recited something that was still pretty much what I was taught back in the late 90's.

So here is what I believe physiotherapy should be, as in 2018. Please click here.



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