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Career as a Physiotherapist

Updated: Jun 7, 2020

Who are physiotherapists?

Physiotherapists are people who give therapy to people who are injured or disable or having some physical pain. They heal the patient’s stress stimuli with some movement exercise, machinery exercise. They work with all ages of people.

Physiotherapy is a part of medical science that deals with healing the patient’s or client’s injured parts of the body. It helps restore the normal functioning of the body parts.

What does physiotherapist do?

Perform exercises with movements of the injured parts

Massaging the injured part

Assessing the movement of the body parts

Muscle strength and capability

Massaging on joints and tissues through machines

Apply finger and hand pressure on the bodies of the patient to relax

Help clients reduce stress

Types of physiotherapist

· Musculoskeletal which is also called orthopaedic physiotherapy and is used to treat conditions such as sprains, back pain, arthritis, strains, incontinence, bursitis, posture problems, sport and workplace injuries, plus reduced mobility. Rehabilitation following surgery is also included within this category.

· Neurological- This is used to treat disorders of the nervous system including strokes, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. It can also be used for rehabilitation following brain surgery.

· Cardiothoracic is the name given to the treatment of used asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and other cardio-respiratory disorders.

What is the workplace of physiotherapists?

Physiotherapist work in a variety of locations and conditions. Some of them are-

· hospitals or acute care facilities

· rehabilitation centres

· long term care facilities

· home care programs

· public health units

· private clinics

· schools

· child development centres

· industry

· recreation centres

· sports clinics and facilities

· universities

Education Required


· listen and understand others point and views

· spoken communication

· observe when problems happen

· order or arrange things

· stiff and steady

· flexible with hands

· concentration (pay attention to something without being distracted)


Good communication skills

Knowledge of the instrument being used



Resistance to stress


Resistance to stress



Ready to help

Counselling skills

Concern for others


Attention to detail

Self- control

Knowledge areas

· customer service

· administrative services

· English language

· medicine and dentistry

· therapy and counselling

· physics, biology

Job outlook

This is an emerging field which involves a large no of job opportunities. Therapists are also independent and work on their own with private clinics and practices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the areas where physiotherapy is required?

Some of the common areas are as follows-

  1. Cardiorespirology

  2. Seniors Health

  3. Neurosciences

  4. Orthopaedics

  5. Paediatrics

  6. Physiotherapy Management /Administration

  7. Private Practice

  8. Research

  9. Sports

  10. Women's Health

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