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Physiotherapists

£14,040 Average salary at age 20
£31,720 Average Salary
34 Average hours per week

Description

Physiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation by developing and restoring body systems.

Main Tasks

  • Examines medical reports and assesses patient to determine the condition of muscles, nerves or joints in need of treatment;
  • Writes up patients’ case notes and reports, maintains their records and manages caseload;
  • Plans and undertakes therapy to improve circulation, restore joint mobility, strengthen muscles and reduce pain;
  • Explains treatment to and instructs patient in posture and other exercises and adapts treatment as necessary;
  • Offers advice and education on how to avoid injury and promote patient’s future health and well-being;
  • Supervises physiotherapy assistants;
  • Monitors patient’s progress and liaises with others concerned with the treatment and rehabilitation of patient, and refers patients requiring other specific medical attention.

Qualifications

Entry is most common with GCSEs/S grades and A levels/H grades followed by up to four years training on an approved degree scheme necessary for state registration as a physiotherapist. Some science and other graduates are eligible for accelerated two-year pre-registration MSc degree programmes in Physiotherapy or Rehabilitation Science. Candidates must pass a medical examination.

What Physiotherapists studied in higher education

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What Physiotherapists studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(A3) Clinical medicine1
(B7) Nursing2
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology93
(C6) Sport & exercise science3

UK Prospects

77600 Workforce Size
8.68% Predicted growth 2021 - 2027
15406 Predicted Replacement 2021 - 2027

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