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Physiotherapist - The National Health Service (NHS)
9 salaries
£25,000  
  
Physiotherapist - Bupa International
3 salaries
£37,574  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 11 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Job Description for Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists are responsible for providing physical therapy for patients on behalf of their organization. They conduct different therapies such as exercise programs and joint manipulation to help heal bodily symptoms and improve patients' quality of life. Physiotherapists interact with patients to learn about their issues and concerns, develop a treatment plan and conduct follow-up to see how the treatment plan is working. Some of their main responsibilities include setting up exercises that address coordination, posture and strength issues, as well as using their hands and tools to alleviate physical problems. Physiotherapists communicate with patients' families, counselors and other therapy providers on a regular basis as well. These professionals work in a health care environment and must follow strict safety and privacy regulations to respect patient privacy and confidentiality.

A bachelor's degree in physiotherapy is generally the minimum educational requirement for this position; registration or licensing may be needed as well. Previous experience in physiotherapy is typically required or preferred. Physiotherapists must have a good understanding of the techniques they apply to eliminate pain and discomfort in patients, and they must work well with other physiotherapists in a team setting and on their own with minimal supervision. They need to be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time, as well as have excellent patient care skills.
Physiotherapist Tasks
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress in patient's chart or computer database.
  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when projected outcomes have been attained and provide for follow-up care or referrals.
  • Administer manual exercises, massage or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength or decrease or prevent deformity.
  • Perform an initial exam, evaluate medical records and physician's referral and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.

Key Stats

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %
Salary
£20,000 - £35,802
Salary
£21,315 - £37,189
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
£22,957 - £37,189

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