Snapshot

Physiotherapists assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease.
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Physiotherapists
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
23,700
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1375
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Very strong growth

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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • administering muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests to identify and assess physical problems of patients
  • designing treatment programs to address patients' problems
  • treating patients to reduce pain, improve circulation, strengthen muscles, improve cardiothoracic, cardiovascular and respiratory functions, restore joint mobility, and improve balance and coordination
  • using the therapeutic properties of exercise, heat, cold, massage, manipulation, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, ultraviolet and infra-red light and ultrasound in the treatment of patients
  • reviewing, continually monitoring, assessing and evaluating programs and treatments
  • consulting with other Health Professionals as required about patients' problems, needs and progress
  • instructing patients and their families in procedures to be continued at home
  • recording treatments given and patients' responses and progress
  • developing and implementing screening and preventative health promotion programs.

Job Titles

  • Physiotherapist

University

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy *
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy

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