If You Want to Work as a Physiotherapist in Australia take Note of these 5 Points
1. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy is needed to work as a Physiotherapist in Australia with quite a number of Physiotherapists having additional postgraduate qualifications.
2. The future growth of the Physiotherapy profession in Australia is very strong.
3. The average weekly pay of physiotherapists/physical therapists in Australia is AUD1,444.
4. Common Physiotherapy Specialisations in Australia
- Aquatic Physiotherapist
- Cardiothoracic Physiotherapist
- Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist
- Gerentological Physiotherapist
- Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
- Neurological Physiotherapist
- Occupational Health Physiotherapist
- Paediatric Physiotherapist
- Sports Physiotherapist
5. Physiotherapists who want to work in Australia will be required to do send and apply following physiotherapy skills:
- 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