Physiotherapist Jobs

Physiotherapy is a branch of medical science that treats various ailments with the help of different physical means such as electrical equipments, exercise, muscle stimulators, SWD machines producing different types of rays such as infra-red rays, UV rays and others. These days, many people are getting the assistance of physiotherapists to follow a healthy lifestyle that is free of any pain. A physiotherapist helps in improving movement dysfunctions and enhances the proper functioning of the human body.

A physiotherapist is an important part of the rehabilitation team that works to minimise any kind of disability among patients. They help people suffering with degenerative disorders such as neurological disorders, arthritis and many sports persons. In this therapy, they make use of massages, heat radiations, tractions, short wave diathermy and hydrotherapy. Physiotherapy is becoming popular among the patients for various factors such as effective results in shorter period of time, cheaper than other therapies, none invasive and causes less side effects if any.

A physiotherapist diagnoses and treats people who are suffering from ailment in their movement due to any illness, injury or age. One of the important jobs of these professionals is to identify the method that would be suitable for the person who is seeking their help.

To become physiotherapist a bachelor of Physiotherapy degree is generally undertaken on a full-time basis over a four-year period. Many universities offer this course but a student will be required to complete High School with a minimum score in English plus two other subjects such as chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and physical education. For those who want to pursue advanced studies in the field, PhD in Physiotherapy of three years duration is also available. During the Bachelor’s degree program, students study major subjects including anatomy, physiology, medicine, orthopedics, pharmacology, neurology, pathology, biomechanics, psychology, exercise therapy and electrotherapy. The physiotherapy education is provided through a combination of classroom studies, practical classes, hands-on learning in a clinical environment e.g. hospitals and private clinics) and laboratory work. Since Physiotherapy is a lifelong education, professionals must continue learning and updating their skills through programs like seminars, workshops and conferences. In most countries, before a person practices their physiotherapy career, they must be admitted and then maintain registration to a national or state board.

Different Specializations

  • Sports Physiotherapy:
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Orthopedics)
  • Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy
  • Neurological Physiotherapy
  • Neurological Physiotherapy
  • Geriatric Physiotherapy
  • Pediatric physiotherapy