A physiotherapist is a health care professional who focuses on the movement and function of a person's body. Because this position deals principally with movement, a physiotherapist may work with people of all ages who have a variety of health conditions. Physiotherapists also deal with consultation, injury prevention, and education for patients.
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.
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.