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What does a Physiotherapist do?

Physiotherapists assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury and disease. The job duties of a physiotherapist include assess the physical condition of patients to diagnose problems and plan appropriate treatment; perform spinal and peripheral joint mobilisation and manipulation, or use a range of techniques to strengthen and stretch muscles and joints to improve patient mobility.

Area of specialization may include muscle and skeletal conditions, women's health, aged care, chest conditions, occupational health and safety, sports injuries, babies and young children, problems of the nervous system and spinal injuries, administration, education or research.

How to become a Physiotherapist?

To become a physiotherapist, you would require a bachelor's degree or higher in physiotherapy at University. A series of examinations are required to be certified as an official physiotherapist. Also, registration or licensing is required.

Average Salary**

**Source: payscale.com

Career Outlook

Entry-Level
Physiotherapist, Physical Therapy, Specialist Physiotherapist
Mid-Career
Physical Therapy Consultant, Senior Physical Therapist, Physiotherapy Researcher
Experienced
Physiotherapy Services Manager, General Health Service Manager

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