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Physiotherapist – ANZSCO 252511

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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