Role and key duties
Physiotherapists assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury and disease. Physiotherapists may specialise in specific areas such as musculoskeletal physiotherapy, women"s health, aged care, chest conditions, occupational health and safety, sports medicine, babies and young children,problems of the nervous system and spinal injuries, administration, education or research.
Duties may include: assessing the physical condition of patients to diagnose problems and plan appropriate treatment; using a range of techniques to strengthen and stretch muscles and joints to improve patient mobility (such as massage, hydrotherapy, breathing and relaxation techniques); performing spinal and peripheral joint mobilisation and manipulation; using equipment such as heat packs, exercise equipment, ice packs, ultrasound and electrotherapy to ease pain, reduce swelling and improve range of movement; and re-training patients to walk or to use devices such as walking frames, splints, crutches and wheelchairs.
Minimum qualification required
Completion of a Degree in Physiotherapy.
Degree in Physiotherapy