What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession based on scientfic princles.
The range of work is very broad and varied and involves working with people to promote their own health and well-being.
What do we do?
Physiotherapy aims to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or by some form of disability.
Skilled evaluation, skilled hands on therapy such as mobilisation, manipulation, massage an accupressure; individually designed exercise programmes, relaxation techniques, sophisticated equipment, hydrotherapy and biofeedback, specialised electrotherapy equipment, heat, ice and traction to relieve pain and assist healing and recovery, suitable walking aids, splints and appliances, as well as patient education.
Fields of physiotherapy
Orthopaedics and sports injuries:
Useful links for prospective physiotherapists
Below are some useful links for students considering becoming a physiotherapist.
Please note that each University has its own requirements regarding what their criteria are for acceptance to the degree of Physiotherapy
The list below shows some of the major South African Universities where a Physiotherapy degree is offered. Feel free to contact them in order to find out more about obtaining a degree in Physiotherapy
University of Cape Town (UCT) homepage
UCT Physiotherapy department contact details
University of the Free State (UFS) homepage
UFS Admission requirements
UFS Faculty contact details
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKN) homepage
UKN Admission requirements and department contact details
University of Pretoria (UP) homepage
UP Admission requirements
UP Physiotherapy department contact details
University of Stellenbosch (US) homepage
US Admission requirements
University of the Western Cape
University of the Witwatersrand (UW) homepage
UW Admission requirements
8 September is World Physiotherapy Day! We are having a fun run/walk to celebrate. See the Events page for details #WorldPTDay