Physiotherapists play vital role in assisting a patient in the management and recovery from sickness and injury. Exercise, movement analysis, manual therapy and specialist techniques are used to restore and enhance health. For other non-Physio subject areas, click here :
Physiotherapy aka Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy courses at undergraduate bachelor, postgraduate diploma master, Ph.D doctorate research degree levels at Australian universities are listed below.
- Besides ATAR, what are the prerequisite subject at Year 12 HSC ?
- What is the difference between Occupational Therapy & Physio therapy ?
- Where can I study to be a Physiotherapist or Physical Therapy PT ?
- Which university offers the best degree, diploma or post graduate course for Physiotherapy PT or Occupational Therapy OT
- Physiotherapists provide assistance, training and therapy for people with limited movement due to injuries such as burns, loss of limb, strokes, paralysis or as a result of birth defects, in order to facilitate their ability to restore ease of movement as much as possible.
- Occupational therapy is a healthcare area focused on helping people with disabilities, illness or injuries achieve independence, meaning and satisfaction in their daily life and return to the workforce where possible
- What do Physiotherapists or Occupational Therapist do for jobs ?
- A bachelor university degree in Physio offer career opportunities in health care and rehabilitation field.
- Pioneering work in Physical therapy aka physiotherapy, in Australia was achieved by Elizabeth Kenny despite scepticism from the ruling authorities.
- Physio was effective in rehabilitative programs for Polio survivors. Today Physiotherapy is still commonly applied, from accident recoveries, burns to stroke survivors.
New South Wales : NSW
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at ACU
- Physiotherapy courses at University of Sydney
- School of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University
- Bachelor Of Applied Science ( Occupational Therapy) University of Sydney
- Physiotherapy degrees at Charles Sturt University
- Charles Sturt University, Albury : Bachelor & Masters in Physio
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at CSU
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Uni of Newcastle
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at University of Newcastle
- Bach of Occupational Therapy at Southern Cross University
- Bachelor of Health Science/ Master of Occupational Therapy at Western Sydney University
- Bachelor of Health Science/ Master of Physiotherapy at Western Sydney University
Queensland QLD :
- Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Sports science degrees at Bond University
- Physiotherapy studies at Australian Catholic University : ACU
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Australian Catholic University
- Physiotherapy degree at JCU
- School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Griffith University
- Occupational Therapy courses at James Cook University : JCU
- Physiotherapy – School of Health Rehabilitation Sciences – University of Queensland, UQ
Western Australia: WA
- School of Physiotherapy at Curtin University
Victoria : VIC
- Occupational Therapy courses at La Trobe
- School of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University
- Monash University: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy course
- Department of Physiotherapy at Monash University
Australian Capital Territory : ACT
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy at University of Canberra
Typical job activities:
- design treatment programs to address problems
- treat patients to reduce pain, improve circulation, strengthen muscles, improve cardiothoracic, cardiovascular and respiratory functions, restore joint mobility, and improve balance and coordination
- administer muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests to identify and assess physical problems of patients
- apply therapeutic properties of exercise, heat, cold, massage, manipulation, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, ultraviolet and infra-red light and ultrasound in the treatment of patients
- discuss with other Health Professionals as required about patients’ problems, needs and progress
- teach patients and their families in home procedures
- record treatments given and patients’ responses and progress
- develop and implementing screening and preventative health promotion programs
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