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Job Description

Physiotherapists assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury and disease.

Duties and Tasks

Physiotherapists may perform the following tasks:

  • assess the physical condition of patients to diagnose problems and plan appropriate treatment
  • use a range of techniques to strengthen and stretch muscles and joints to improve patient mobility (such as massage, hydrotherapy, breathing and relaxation techniques)
  • perform spinal and peripheral joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • use equipment such as heat packs, exercise equipment, ice packs, ultrasound and electrotherapy to ease pain, reduce swelling and improve range of movement
  • re-train patients to walk or to use devices such as walking frames, splints, crutches and wheelchairs
  • educate patients, their families and the community to prevent injury and disability and to lead healthy lifestyles
  • plan and implement community fitness programs
  • maintain patient records

Personal Requirements

  • patience
  • genuine interest in people
  • good health
  • physically fit
  • problem-solving skills
  • good communication skills
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