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.
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.