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Electro-therapist,Physiotherapist,Physiotherapy practitioner

Job Description: 

Physiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation by developing and restoring body systems.


Entry is most common with GCSEs/S grades and A levels/H grades followed by up to four years training on an approved degree scheme necessary for state registration as a physiotherapist. Some science and other graduates are eligible for accelerated two-year pre-registration MSc degree programmes in Physiotherapy or Rehabilitation Science. Candidates must pass a medical examination.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 2
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 4.1
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • examines medical reports and assesses patient to determine the condition of muscles, nerves or joints in need of treatment;
  • writes up patients? case notes and reports, maintains their records and manages caseload;
  • plans and undertakes therapy to improve circulation, restore joint mobility, strengthen muscles and reduce pain;
  • explains treatment to and instructs patient in posture and other exercises and adapts treatment as necessary;
  • offers advice and education on how to avoid injury and promote patient?s future health and well-being;
  • supervises physiotherapy assistants;
  • monitors patient?s progress and liaises with others concerned with the treatment and rehabilitation of patient, and refers patients requiring other specific medical attention.
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