A rewarding career as a Physiotherapist Assistant
Do you want a career with endless opportunities? Given Australia’s aging population, the need for allied health professionals, such as physiotherapist assistants are unlikely to slow down any time soon. This is good news if you are interested in the aged care and community health sectors.
Allied health has a growing career base for anyone who wants to work with a diverse range of people, helping them back to health and becoming the best they can be, given their injury or disability. At NCA, we provide a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) that targets the aged care sector, giving you all the skills, knowledge and tools needed to work successfully under the guidance of a registered physiotherapist.
1. What does a Physiotherapist Assistant do?
A physiotherapist’s assistant works under the direction of a registered physiotherapist and it’s a hands-on job! Your work is extremely rewarding because you are responsible for helping and encouraging patients to complete their treatment plans and to teach them to cope with any limitations that may affect their mobility, movement and daily activities.
You may assist patients to perform exercises designed to manage their pain, increase their muscle strength, help them to improve their balance and walk successfully, and perform massages or ultrasound treatments. A large part of your work will be educating patients and their family to deal with temporary or permanent changes to their mobility and lifestyle needs.
The ability to multi-task is an essential requirement for this type of work, as is the ability to work alongside a registered physiotherapist, using effective problem solving skills to assist your patients. If you like to be active in your work and help people to live the best life they can – you will thoroughly enjoy life as a physiotherapist’s assistant.
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2. Where do Physiotherapist Assistants work?
Physiotherapist’s assistants work in cities, small towns and remote communities in Australia. They work in both public and private hospitals, private physiotherapist’s practices, rehabilitation centres, medical centres, retirement homes, sports & fitness centres, and can even be required to visit patients in their homes. In some remote areas, you might provide all of the physiotherapy treatments, under the guidance of a registered physiotherapist with supervision provided via video or teleconferencing.
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3. A day in the life of a Physiotherapist's Assistant
As a physiotherapy assistant your day can take many forms, depending on where you work and the type of patients who attend your clinic. As an example, if you work in a rehabilitation centre, your day may include helping with group activities or exercise programs, assisting individual patients to increase their mobility due to an injury, teaching patients how to deal with their injury at home, providing reports on the progress of your patients to the physiotherapist, and assisting in planning ongoing treatment plans.
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4. Benefits of becoming a Physiotherapist's Assistant
A physiotherapist’s assistant is a vital member of the team that helps patients to recover from an injury, disease or illness. It’s a very rewarding career, because you help and support people during a time in their lives that can be quite traumatic, helping them to either recover fully or to adapt their lifestyle to suit their limitations.
The increasing demand for qualified allied health professionals in Australia continues to grow, given our ageing population. So, if you want a rewarding career with plenty of job opportunities and you want to make a positive difference in people’s lives, a career as a physiotherapist’s assistant ticks all the right boxes!
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