Career outlook for physiotherapy assistant
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would support people who have physical problems and help them improve their ability to move.
You’d work with people who have mobility problems caused by injury, illness or a disability.
Your patients could range from very young children to older people. You’d help them to work through a therapy programme created by a physiotherapist.
- Talk to patients and prepare them for therapy
- Show patients how to use mobility aids
- Demonstrate and work through exercises with them
- Set up equipment
- Keep records of patients' progress
- Give reports to physiotherapists
You could also check and maintain equipment, do general administration and keep the department tidy.
You would usually be based at a hospital physiotherapy department, but could also work at private clinics.
You can see more about this role in the National Health Service on the Physiotherapy support worker page on the NHSScotland Careers website.
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