The Revision Guide for Student Nurses (Part I)



  1. Define physiotherapy.
  2. What is the purpose of effleurage?
  3. List 5 conditions that may benefit from massage.
  4. List 5 conditions where massage is contraindicated.
  5. Describe 3 types of physiotherapy that can be performed in the practice with minimal expertise and equipment.
  6. Physiotherapy may be beneficial to damaged muscles, tendons, nerves and other affected areas, but how else is it advantageous to a hospitalised patient?

Note: Two Key Notes tables accompany this module: a) Types of massage and b) Other physiotherapy techniques.