Medical assessment of the dysfunction when compared to the normal pattern and formulation of treatment targets. Use of manual therapy techniques suitable to all seeking for better health.
The physiotherapist focuses on the analysis and evaluation of the movement and posture, based on the structure and function of the body, using specific educational and therapeutic methods, based essentially on body movement, on the manipulative therapies and physical and natural means. The purpose is to promote health and preventing illness, incapacity, disability, maladjustment and to treat, enable or rehabilitate individuals with physical, mental, developmental and other disorders, including pain to enable them to achieve maximum functionality and quality of life.
Law‐decree 564/99, of 21 December.
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