- The Physiotherapist helps accident victims, medical patients, and chronically disabled people maintain and improve their physical wellbeing by designing, implementing, and supervising custom treatment plans.
- They supervise patients’ progress and make adjustments to treatment plans as needed.
- These therapists can help patients maintain or restore flexibility, strength, and range of motion.
- Determining physical therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
- Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and accept therapeutic devices by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities and in using assistive and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.
- Meets the patient’s goals and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results
- Administers physical therapy treatments by giving massages, initiating traction, applying physical agents, moist packs, ultraviolet and infrared lamps, and ultrasound machines
- Evaluates effects of physical therapy treatments and fit of prosthetic and orthotic devices by observing, noting, and evaluating patient’s progress as well as recommending adjustments and modifications.
- Planning discharges by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare workers
- Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs. Instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs, recommending and/or providing assistive equipment as well as recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
- Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
- Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
- Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
- Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
- Develops physical therapy staff by providing information; developing and conducting in-service training programs.
- The individual must have minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy
- 1-2 years experience
- The individual must be computer literate
- Strong written, verbal and communication skills
- Good interpersonal skills
- Good attention to detail
- Productive and quality focused
- Ability to solve problems
- Drive to continue learning throughout career
- Good bedside manner