Physiotherapy treatment is part of the dynamic, multi-disciplinary approach to care in the ICU.  The most common role of the physiotherapist in the ICU is to improve the function of critically ill patients.  The physiotherapist will assess and manage neurological, musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory complications through positioning, mobilization, strengthening, balance exercises, as well as airway clearance techniques.  Early progressive mobility in the ICU is essential in minimizing functional decline and has shown to reduce length of stay and improve quality of life.