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Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Quay Street Physiotherapy
Posted Date:
19-Jan-2020
Quay Street Physiotherapy has been providing quality Physiotherapy services to the Bundaberg and surrounding areas for over 20years. Bundaberg offers...
Bundaberg QLD 4670
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Healthcare Link
Posted Date:
18-Jan-2020
High Salary, Amazing Company, Multiple Benefits and Bonuses. New graduate physiotherapist's welcome.
Brisbane City QLD 4000
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
17-Jan-2020
Are you an overseas physio who is currently in Australia & looking for a physio job under limited registration? We’d love to hear from you. We ...
New South Wales NSW
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
17-Jan-2020
Job title: Full Time Physiotherapist wanted near Woodend, VIC Role: Full Time Location: Near Woodend, VIC About the Role...
Woodend VIC 3442
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
17-Jan-2020
Job title: Full Time Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist wanted in Revesby, NSW for Aged Care. Hours: 40 Hours a week Salary: ...
Revesby NSW 2212
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
17-Jan-2020
Lot of support and opportunity for development Excellent income opportunity Job title: Full-time Physiotherapist wanted in Northern Sydn...
North Sydney NSW 2060
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
17-Jan-2020
Job title: New Graduate Physiotherapist wanted in Grafton – Private Practice Hours: 40 Hours a week Salary: $60K to $85K (Dependin...
Grafton NSW 2460
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
17-Jan-2020
Job title: Senior Physiotherapist wanted in Grafton – Private Practice Hours: 40 Hours a week Salary: $70K to $85K (Depending on E...
Grafton NSW 2460
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Job Type:
Part Time
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
17-Jan-2020
Job title: Physiotherapist wanted in Marrickville, NSW Hours: 32 Hours a Week Location: Campsie & Marrickville, NSW About the Role: ...
Marrickville NSW 2204
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Job Type:
Part Time
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
17-Jan-2020
Job title: Part Time Physiotherapist wanted in Wingham, NSW Hours: 8 Hours ( 1 Day a Week) Location: Wingham, NSW About the ...
Wingham NSW 2429
About Physiotherapy and aged care physiotherapy jobs

Find a range of physiotherapy and aged care physiotherapy jobs in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and across all cities in Australia.


Purpose and Mission

Physiotherapists (also known as physical therapists) are allied health professionals who assess and treat people with physical difficulties relating to injuries, disease, aging or disability. They treat people of all ages suffering a wide range of illnesses from strokes to injuries resulting from sports. The illnesses are usually as a result of issues that affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems.

These healthcare professionals are trained to use non-surgical procedures to reduce pain, improve movement and help to restore normal functionality. They assist their patients in improving their quality of life by assisting them with physical ailments and by promoting health, wellbeing and a stable rehabilitation process.

They use a variety of techniques, such as massage, breathing and relaxation techniques and hydrotherapy to strengthen and stretch muscles, which in turn helps to improve mobility. They train patients who’ve lost their mobility to walk again and teach them to use walking frames, splints, wheelchairs and crutches as required. Physiotherapists use a range of equipment such as ice packs, heat packs, exercise equipment, electrotherapy and ultrasound to reduce swelling, ease pain and improve movement.

Reports To

Many physiotherapists work at hospitals and clinics, so they typically report to a department head or chief of service. Others work at doctor’s offices, rehab centers, nursing homes, or even travel to patient residences. These physiotherapists often report to a health services manager or similar mid-level administrator.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Some physiotherapists have supervisory responsibilities, but many are focused more on patient care. Senior physical therapists may be responsible for training of new colleagues or staff.

Qualifications

Physiotherapy can be studied at vocational education provider TAFE, or at most universities or private colleges in Australia. You can earn Diploma level qualifications such as the Diploma of Practice Management. The courses include a mixture of clinical and practical theory along with clinical placements.

If you study at the university level, you can obtain a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Applied Science (physiotherapy) or a Bachelor of Physiotherapy/Bachelor of Exercise Science.

Registration
All physiotherapists must be registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia to practise in Australia. They can apply for registration via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). These regulations apply to those that are trained in Australia as well as overseas.

Responsibilities of a Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists can choose to specialise in women’s health, aged care, sports injuries, paediatrics, neurology, occupational health and safety, gerontology and musculoskeletal issues.

These highly-trained professionals desire to improve their patients’ quality of life. They enjoy working with their hands and using a variety of equipment to help ease pain and restore regular function of muscles and the nervous system. It’s important to have strong communication skills and be good at solving problems, as they listen to their patients’ issues, ask probing questions to uncover further details and educate their patients on preventative methods to minimise the chance of causing another injury.

By the same token, physical therapists must be physically fit as they can be on their feet and physically active for long periods of time. Fortunately, they can usually maintain a healthy work-life balance as they typically work regular hours during the week.


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