Physical Therapy, often shortened to ‘Physio’, involves restoring function of the body’s physical performance caused by acute trauma or due to chronic illness. A Registered Physical Therapist completes a minimum of six years university training to study the anatomy, physiology and natural healing properties of the human body. They learn how to assess and treat problems with human movement involving the Cardio-Respiratory System, Neurological System and Musculoskeletal System. Using techniques that are supported by research, Physical Therapists help people reduce pain and expedite physical recovery. Some of these techniques include exercise, massage, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, acupuncture, education, joint mobilizations and joint manipulations. To put it plainly, if you are having trouble moving any part of your body, you should see a Registered Physical Therapist.