Physiotherapists are considered primary caregivers in the medical system using a variety of physical modalities, manual therapy and exercises to improve the physical condition of patients.

The physiotherapist performs an evaluation, establishes a diagnosis and develops a treatment specific to the patient to rehabilitate the dysfunctions and incapacities relating to the neurological, musculoskeletal and cardio-vascular systems of the patient.

The physiotherapist is a member of the Ordre Professionnel de la Physiothérapie du Québec.