(NOC 3142)

Career Description

Physiotherapists assess patients and plan and carry out individually designed treatment programs to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunctioning in patients.

Duties May Include

Physiotherapists perform some or all of the following duties:

Plan and implement individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore patients' physical functions, alleviate pain, and prevent physical problems;

Assess and test patients' physical abilities, and evaluate their progress;

Include exercise, manipulations, massage, hydrotherapy, and the use of ectrotherapeutic and other mechanical equipment in their programs;

Maintain clinical/statistical records;

Communicate with referring physician/other health care professionals about patients' problems, needs, and progress;

Develop and implement health promotion programs for patients, staff, and the community;

Provide consulting or education services;

May focus on particular clinical areas such as neurology sciences, orthopedics, cardiorespiratory health or pediatrics, or on the treatment of specific disorders/injuries such as sports injuries, burns, and arthritis.

Examples of Titles

Occupational Therapist
Physical Therapist
Registered Physiotherapist
Research Physiotherapist

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

University of Guelph-Humber
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Kinesiology Bachelor; Honours
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Athletic Therapy (BSc) Bachelor; Honours
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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Rehabilitation Sciences Bachelor
Rehabilitation Sciences Bachelor; Honours
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Middlesex University
The Burroughs, Hendon, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation Bachelor; Honours
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University of East Anglia
Norwich, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Physiotherapy Bachelor
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Modified on May 20, 2012