Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist

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

Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,608

Where you could work:

Hospitals / Physiotherapy Clinics - Pogo, All Sports                    

Sporting Clubs - Southport Sharks AFL, Titans, Suns

 

Physiotherapists do the following 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
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