How to become a physiotherapist
What does a physiotherapist do?
Duties and tasks
- A degree in physiotherapy is required, as is licensing (often including an exam) masters and doctoral programs are available in the field of rehabilitation science
- Analytical and problem solving skills and excellent communication skills
- Create and review treatment programmes comprised of movement, manual therapy, exercise, and the utilisation of technological equipment such as an ultrasound machine
- Document patient reports and case notes
- Provide advice to people about how to avoid injuries before they happen
- Australian Physiotherapy Council
- Physiotherapy Board of Australia
- The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
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