Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
It takes a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care.
In the UK, there are an estimated 2.7m people living with the condition and 2m people affected by angina (the most common symptom of coronary heart disease).
Founded in 1894, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has grown to become the profession's largest membership organisation.
The Physiotherapy Site was founded in 2001 by Jonathan Blood Smyth who retired recently as Head of Physiotherapy at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Jonathan and the team have established a registered network comprising more than 1200 physiotherapists.
Physiotherapists help and treat people with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing.
It sees human movement as central to the health and well-being of individuals and identify and maximise movement through health promotion, preventive healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation.
A physiotherapist's core skills include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electro-physical modalities. They also have an appreciation of psychological, cultural and social factors influencing their clients.