Physiotherapist

Assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease.

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$1444 per week
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    Overview

    Physiotherapists work with patients who have an injury, disability or central nervous condition. They design exercise programs and treatments that make it easier for clients to move and function without pain or restriction.

    Work is in a hospital, clinic, surgery or fitness centre and travel to clients in their homes, schools or places of work may be required.

    Suitable for people with active listening skills and the ability to motivate others.

    Some degree of physical strength is required to perform mobilisation, manipulation and massage techniques.

    Day-to-day

    • assess and diagnose physical movement and pain issues
    • design treatment programs that reduce pain and improve movement, strength and fitness
    • monitor and keep records of patient progress
    • educate patients and their families/carers on how to prevent further injury
    • with permission, consult with other health professionals about a patient and their progress.

    Considerations

    • Stressful

    To become a Physiotherapist

    • A Bachelor of Physiotherapy or of Applied Science majoring in Physiotherapy is required. Students holding a health or science related tertiary degree can complete a Master of Physiotherapy.

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    • Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia is required.

    • 20 hours of Continued Professional Development (CPD) is required annually. CPD can include a variety of educational activities such as presenting sessions, attending lectures or peer-reviewing journals.

    • You may also need:

       

      • national police check
      • working with vulnerable people and children check.

       

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