occupational therapy, physiotherapy


Physios 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 undergrad bachelor, postgraduate diploma master, PhD 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 grad 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

Queensland QLD :

  • 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

Victoria : VIC

Australian Capital  Territory : ACT

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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