1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    PHYSIOTHERAPISTS assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Registration or licensing is required.

    Tasks Include:

    • administering muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests to identify and assess physical problems of patients
    • designing treatment programs to address patients' problems
    • treating patients to reduce pain, improve circulation, strengthen muscles, improve cardiothoracic, cardiovascular and respiratory functions, restore joint mobility, and improve balance and coordination
    • using the therapeutic properties of exercise, heat, cold, massage, manipulation, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, ultraviolet and infra-red light and ultrasound in the treatment of patients
    • reviewing, continually monitoring, assessing and evaluating programs and treatments
    • consulting with other Health Professionals as required about patients' problems, needs and progress
    • instructing patients and their families in procedures to be continued at home
    • recording treatments given and patients' responses and progress
    • developing and implementing screening and preventative health promotion programs

      252511 Physiotherapist


    Alternative Title:
      Physical Therapist

    Assesses, treats and prevents disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


      Aquatic Physiotherapist
      Cardiothoracic Physiotherapist
      Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapist
      Gerentological Physiotherapist
      Maori Physiotherapist (NZ)
      Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
      Neurological Physiotherapist
      Occupational Health Physiotherapist
      Paediatric Physiotherapist
      Sports Physiotherapist

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