How to become a physiotherapist

Help patients with physical difficulties resulting from ageing, disability, illness, or injury.

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 

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