1) Carer (elderly and limited mobility)
The understanding of the human body you gain on your physiotherapy course (as well as your experience dealing with patients) will equip you with the perfect set of skills to be a care worker, particularly if you’re looking after clients with restricted mobility.
As well as taking responsibility for cooking and cleaning up after clients, a care worker will also be responsible for administering medication and attending hospital appointments.
2) Sports Therapist
Interested in sports? Then you can use your physiotherapy qualification to pursue a career in sports therapy. A sports therapist will advise athletes on how to train and compete as well as assist in rehabilitation after injury.
3) Public Health Official
Public health concerns itself with the medical welfare of the population. A public health official will be in charge of maintaining health standards and taking responsibility for the local healthcare budget, ensuring that people have access to required resources.
An entry level position is often admin-based, but as your career develops you will be given more responsibility.
Many physiotherapy students with an interest in sports may also find work within local health spas and private fitness facilities. Once you’ve graduated, your understanding of the human body should provide you with the skills required to work in senior training roles.
Last - but by no means least - one of the most popular career options for students in this area is (unsurprisingly) to find work as physiotherapist. A physiotherapist is responsible for restoring bodily functions to an adequate level following illness or injury.
As well as manual techniques, a physiotherapist will recommend appropriate exercises over a prolonged period of time. This will help strengthen muscle in certain areas of the human body and – if patients continue with their exercise – should significantly reduce levels of pain.
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