Journal of
the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NIGERIA SOCIETY OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • Abbreviation: J. Nig. Soc. Physiother.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0331-3735
  • DOI: 10.5897/JNSP
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 55

Editorial

Physiotherapy in health care delivery

Matthew OB Olaogun
  • Matthew OB Olaogun
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
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  • Article Number - 1F80EF765309
  • Vol.15(2), pp. iv , December 2005
  •  Received: 30 January 2005
  •  Published: 31 December 2005

Abstract

Physical therapy (PT) in health care delivery is not confmed to rehabilitative management or treatment of musculoskeletal injuries or diseases alone. It has continued to be relevant in areas of preventive medicine and in the prevention of primary and secondary conditions that may lead to disability. Some techniques of physical therapy have also been employed as panacea to some musculoskeletal conditions that have proven resistant to other conservative forms ofmedical management, while some manual techniques have obviated temporarily the need for surgery by offering alternative conservative management.