Assesses, treats and prevents disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease. Registration or licensing is required.
Aquatic Physiotherapist ,Cardiothoracic Physiotherapist ,Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapist ,Gerentological Physiotherapist ,Maori Physiotherapist (NZ) ,Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist ,Neurological Physiotherapist ,Occupational Health Physiotherapist ,Paediatric Physiotherapist ,Sports Physiotherapist
- 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
In Australia and New Zealand:
Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required.
Reference Australian Bureau of Statistics
1220.0 - ANZSCO -- Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.310