Physiotherapy, is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical base and widespread clinical applications. It is concerned with the promotion of human health, the prevention of disability, and the evaluation and rehabilitation of patients disabled by pain, disease, and injury, with treatment by physical therapeutic measures. Physiotherapy is provided by or under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, a specialist in physical therapy. Physiotherapists, are professionally educated at the college or university level and also may obtain clinical specialist certification.
Physiotherapists may work with infants, children, young adults, and the elderly offering treatment to a full range of patients or specializing in areas such as sports medicine, orthopedics, neurology, pediatrics, cardiopulmonary, manipulative therapy, or other fields of particular interest. Because of their wide role, physical therapists may work in hospitals, rehabilitation units and facilities, nursing homes, community based settings, education or research institutions, schools and playgrounds, corporate or industrial health centers, and athletic facilities.
Degree awarded: Bachelor of Applied Medical Sciences in Physiotherapy