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

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia:

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.

Tasks Include:

      • 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


252511 Physiotherapist


Alternative Title:Physical Therapist
Assesses, treats and prevents disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1


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