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252511 - Physiotherapist

Description

Assesses, treats and prevents disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level

1

Alternative Titles

    • Physical Therapist

Specialisations

    • 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

Skills Assessment Authority

APC

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

    • 2385-11 Physiotherapist

Group: 2525 Physiotherapists

Description

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

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

Skill Level

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.

Occupations in this Group

    • 252511 Physiotherapist

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