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What’s it like to be a Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused
by injury and disease.
Physiotherapists may work as part of a healthcare team, independently in
private practice or as industry consultants.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Physiotherapist earn an average of $1343 per week. The
[average annual salary for this job is $69836 excluding super.]
- a genuine interest in people and their health
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- problem-solving skills
- good communication skills.
This job also involves:
Full use of hands/fingers
Use of precision or semi-precision tools or instruments or deft hand movements
are required for these occupations. Included are jobs where poor co-ordination
or incomplete use of hands or fingers may make tasks dangerous or difficult to
Good vision for detail
These jobs require you to be able to see clearly to examine items close-up. It
covers jobs where poor vision e.g. tunnel vision, could make the work place
unsafe or the job difficult to undertake, e.g. draftsperson working with
detailed drawings; checkout operator reading dockets; work requiring good
hand-eye co-ordination for working with precision or semi-precision tools.
Mainly indoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Jobs in this group usually require completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree,
or extensive relevant experience. Some jobs also require post-graduate study,
such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master Degree.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of physical education provide a
useful background to these jobs. In some cases a physical education subject is
a pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspect of PHYSICS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a physics-related subject is a pre-
requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Physiotherapist
Physiotherapists may perform the following tasks:
- assess the physical condition of patients to diagnose problems and plan appropriate treatment
- use a range of techniques to strengthen and stretch muscles and joints to improve patient mobility (such as massage, hydrotherapy, breathing and relaxation techniques)
- perform spinal and peripheral joint mobilisation and manipulation
- use equipment such as heat packs, ice packs, exercise equipment, ultrasound and electrotherapy to ease pain, reduce swelling and improve range of movement
- retrain patients to walk or teach them to use devices such as walking frames, splints, crutches and wheelchairs
- educate patients, their families and the community to prevent injury and disability and to lead healthy lifestyles
- plan and implement community fitness programmes
- maintain patient records.
Further into their career, physiotherapists can choose to practise in specific
areas such as 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.