|Field of Study:||Physical Therapist Assistant
|Description:||The triOS College Physiotherapy Assistant Diploma Program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to start a rewarding career as a Physiotherapy Assistant. Physiotherapy is part of the process of recovery and rehabilitation for injured individuals, and the demand for trained professionals to support the industry continues to grow. With an aging population, the demand will only rise. Individuals considering a career as a Physiotherapy Assistant should enjoy working with people, be compassionate, patient, and possess the ability to listen, as well as being physically able to assist in patient lifts and support. Physiotherapy Assistants are taught how the body functions. Knowledge is acquired on disease, injury and the healing process, detection of deficiencies in posture, balance, movement and function.
The Physiotherapy Assistant administers physical therapy treatments to patients under the direction of and as assistants to a Physiotherapist. Work settings include hospitals, physiotherapy clinics, rehabilitation centres, long-term care facilities, sports medicine clinics, community health care agencies and other medical settings.