2264-Physiotherapists and Related Professionals

Job Title: 

Physiotherapists and Related Professionals

Job Description: 

Physiotherapists and related professionals assess, plan and implement rehabilitative programmes that improve or restore human motor functions, maximise movement ability, relieve pain syndromes, and treat or prevent physical challenges associated with injuries, diseases and other impairments. They apply a broad range of physical therapies and techniques such as movement, ultrasound, heating, laser and other techniques.


Tasks include:

  • administering muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests to identify and assess physical problems of patients
  • establishing treatment goals with patients and designing treatment programmes 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 programmes and treatments
  • instructing patients and their families in procedures to be continued at home
  • recording information on patients' health status and responses to treatment in medical records keeping systems, and sharing information with other health professionals as required to ensure continuing and comprehensive care
  • developing and implementing programmes for screening and prevention of common physical ailments and disorders
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Physical therapist
Sports physiotherapist

This unit group excludes

Occupational therapist (2268)
Podiatrist (2269)
Chiropractor (2269)
Osteopath (2269)
Massage therapist (3255)
Physiotherapy technician (3255)

Specific Occupations: 


Other physical therapists and related professionals

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore