Physiotherapists will provide advice and education on a range of conditions and the best way to manage symptoms in order to maintain or improve a condition. Patient self–management i.e. understanding your condition and knowing what to do to prevent it from becoming worse is essential to maintaining function.

Physiotherapists encourage patients to understand this and take an active role in helping themselves. A personalised patient exercise sheet is often provided for patients to continue exercising at home plus links to other members of the health team and agencies who could also assist in recovery.