Physiotherapist

There are many available courses that lead to this profession. Below is information about courses at Monash University.

A Physiotherapist is a health professional who provides treatment for people with physical problems caused by injury, illness, diseases and ageing. Physiotherapists use a range of treatments including mobilisation and manipulation of joints, massage, therapeutic exercise, electrotherapy and hydrotherapy to reduce pain, restore function and improve an indiviual’s quality of life.

Physiotherapists work in a wide variety of settings: hospital; private clinics; hospices; nursing homes; a patient’s own home; the workplace; sports clubs and gyms.

The following are just a few of the areas physiotherapists work:

  • outpatients
  • intensive care
  • women’s health
  • care of the elderly
  • stroke patients
  • orthopaedics
  • mental illness
  • learning difficulties
  • occupational health
  • terminally ill

How do I become a Physiotherapist?

There are many available courses that lead to this profession. Below is information about courses at Monash University.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy