Job Definition

  • administering muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests to identify and assess physical problems of patients
  • establishing treatment goals with patients and designing treatment programs to reduce physical pain, strengthen muscles, improve cardiothoracic, cardiovascular and respiratory functions, restore joint mobility, and improve balance and coordination
  • developing, implementing and monitoring programs and treatments using the therapeutic properties of exercise, heat, cold, massage, manipulation, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, ultraviolet and infra-red light and ultrasound in the treatment of patients
  • instructing patients and their families in procedures to be continued outside clinical settings
  • recording information on patients' health status and responses to treatment in medical records-keeping systems, and sharing information with other health professionals as required to ensure continuing and comprehensive care
  • developing and implementing programmes for screening and prevention of common physical ailments and disorders
  • supervising the work of physiotherapy assitants and others

    Educational level

    • Unskilled