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  • Definition of Physiotherapy Terms

    Definition of Physiotherapy Terms

    Acupuncture
    Acupuncture is a technique of inserting and manipulating fine needles into specific points on the body with the aim of relieving pain and for therapeutic purposes.
    HICAPS
    HICAPS is an electronic health claims and payments system, which offers members of participating health funds, the convenience of automatic claims processing, on the spot in the practice. The real benefit to patients is convenience. No more queuing at health fund branches and filling in claim forms.
    Ligament
    A Ligament is a fibrous tissue that connects bones to other bones.
    Musculoskeletal
    The musculoskeletal system provides form, support, stability, and movement to the body. It is made up of the body's bones (the skeleton), muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue.
    Physiotherapy
    Physiotherapy is the use of physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status. Physiotherapy is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery. The exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core.