Many people believe that special physical education and physiotherapy are one and the same thing.
a) Do you subscribe to this statement or not?
b) Discuss this statement by referring to the aims and objectives of each of these fields.
c) Bring out the differences and similarities between the two if any.
Physiotherapy and special physical education are definitely similar but they are not one and the same. Physiotherapy (physical therapy) is a healthcare profession that gives treatment to people to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function throughout life. It includes treatment where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury or disease. Special physical education is physical education which may be adapted or modified to address the individual needs of children who have developmental delays.
Aims and objectives of physiotherapy: Physiotherapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of movement potential within the promotion, prevention, treatment /intervention ...
Although Physiotherapy and Special Physical Education are very similar they are not exactly the same. The following solution compares and contrasts these two sciences and the goals and objectives of each.