During the First World War women were recruited to work with and restore physical function to injured soldiers, and the field of physical therapy was institutionalized. In 1918 the term “Reconstruction Aide” was used to refer to individuals practicing physical therapy. The first school of physical therapy was established at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., following the outbreak of World War I.] Research catalyzed the physical therapy movement.
“Physiotherapy” is a preventive and remedial procedure that is very often used as a supplement with oral medicines. Besides, physiotherapy helps in optimal functioning of the body. It is therefore specially recommended for the physically challenged, sportspersons, persons with degenerative disorders and those afflicted with arthritis, spondylosis, neurological dysfunctions and so on. “Physiotherapy or physical therapy” is basically a form of treatment using physical exercises. Physiotherapy could also include heat radiation, water therapy, massages, diathermy, traction and other procedures. It is a science that seeks to alleviate movement disorder. “Physiotherapy” being a part of a system of Modern Medicine and widely known as safe alternate to “drugless Therapy”, and this noble system of Medicine (Physiotherapy). As per the WHO definition Physiotherapists are classified as“Health Professionals”.