Matt
Outline What is Physiotherapy? How do I become a Physiotherapist? What do Physiotherapists do? Where can I work? Ques...
What is a Physiotherapist
What is a Physiotherapist? Movement specialist who provides treatment for people withphysical problems caused by injury, ...
What is a Physiotherapist? Work within a scientific, evidence based paradigm (usuallywithin medical model) Use a variety...
How do I become a Physio? University 12 University programs in Australia Not offered remotely High practical component...
Institution Course AssumedknowledgeACU NorthSydneyB Physio Pre req: EnglishOne of Biology,chemistry orPhysicsUniversity of...
Post-graduate courses Graduate entry program Step One: complete Undergraduate course from anAustralian institution Mini...
Postgraduate Courses Pre-existing knowledge Anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, biomechanics Psychology, motor performan...
Institution Course AssumedknowledgeATARUniversityWesternSydney(C’town)Double DegreeB HealthScienceM PhysioMPhysioAssume HS...
University StudyVery full time, high face to face componentChallenging coursesHigh Practical componentTutorialsClinic...
University Study Anatomy Wet Labs
University Study HSC Chemistry covered in first semester. Important forPhysiology HSC Biology for Physiology, anatomy H...
Physio registration board Recognised Physiotherapy degree Criminal history check English language Continuing professio...
Personal qualities? Caring, people person Excellent communication skills Logical, strong problem solving skills Abilit...
What do Physiotherapists Do? Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Orthopaedics Gerontology Sports Paediatrics Cardiopulmo...
Pay $55K up to $130K for the most senior management positionsin NSW Health. Private practice Location Fees charged Nu...
Workforce statisticsWork statusFull Time 63%Part time/temporarycontract/casual16%Self Employed 18%
Good points Portable: can travel overseas, interstate Current shortage, ageing population good for job prospects Variet...
Where can I work?
Private sector Private Physiotherapy practice Multidisciplinary Sports clinic Private hospital inpatients Private hosp...
Public sector Hospital inpatient Hospital outpatient, day rehab units Community physiotherapists Health department in ...
In Summary Challenging course to get into and complete Need to be a people person There are better $$$ in other profess...
More Info? www.parksidesportsphysio.com.au www.slideshare.net/ParksideSportsPhysio www.Facebook.com/ParksideSportsPhysi...
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So You Want to be a Physio? Presentation for St John Bosco College, Engadine Careers Day 2012

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  1. 1. Matt
  2. 2. Outline What is Physiotherapy? How do I become a Physiotherapist? What do Physiotherapists do? Where can I work? Questions
  3. 3. What is a Physiotherapist
  4. 4. What is a Physiotherapist? Movement specialist who provides treatment for people withphysical problems caused by injury, illness, diseases andageing University trained Health Scientist
  5. 5. What is a Physiotherapist? Work within a scientific, evidence based paradigm (usuallywithin medical model) Use a variety of non-invasive treatment modalities including Manual therapy, mobilisation of joint and soft tissue Exercise Education Electrophysical agents
  6. 6. How do I become a Physio? University 12 University programs in Australia Not offered remotely High practical component Undergraduate degree: Bachelor Physiotherapy Bachelor Applied Science (Physio) 4 years full time
  7. 7. Institution Course AssumedknowledgeACU NorthSydneyB Physio Pre req: EnglishOne of Biology,chemistry orPhysicsUniversity ofSydneyB App Sc (Physio) Assumed: HSCchemistry andphysics.Recommended:mathsUniversity ofNewcastleB Physio Advanced EnglishChemistry + eitherbiology or physicsATAR96.598.3596.05
  8. 8. Post-graduate courses Graduate entry program Step One: complete Undergraduate course from anAustralian institution Minimum academic standard: GPA 4.5 or greater (Credit +) Preferred Degrees: Science, Applied Science, HealthScience, Exercise Science Step 2: 2 year full time Masters degree in Physiotherapy Demanding 2 years with heavy clinical component Total: 5 year full time study
  9. 9. Postgraduate Courses Pre-existing knowledge Anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, biomechanics Psychology, motor performance and learning Research design and statistics Measurement of human performance Exercise physiology
  10. 10. Institution Course AssumedknowledgeATARUniversityWesternSydney(C’town)Double DegreeB HealthScienceM PhysioMPhysioAssume HSCChemistry andPhysicsCredit + (5.0)98.00University ofSydneyM Physio Credit (4.5+)
  11. 11. University StudyVery full time, high face to face componentChallenging coursesHigh Practical componentTutorialsClinical placements, including rural
  12. 12. University Study Anatomy Wet Labs
  13. 13. University Study HSC Chemistry covered in first semester. Important forPhysiology HSC Biology for Physiology, anatomy HSC Physics: for biomechanics Sociology, Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics Bridging courses available over summer before entry Do the subjects to get a mark that will get you in.
  14. 14. Physio registration board Recognised Physiotherapy degree Criminal history check English language Continuing professional development (20 hours p.a.) Professional indemnity insurance Registration is now national: can work anywhere in Australia. www.physiotherapyboard.gov.au
  15. 15. Personal qualities? Caring, people person Excellent communication skills Logical, strong problem solving skills Ability to inspire confidence and motivate people Motivation to continually learn and update
  16. 16. What do Physiotherapists Do? Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Orthopaedics Gerontology Sports Paediatrics Cardiopulmonary OccupationalHealth/ergonomics Women’s health Neurology
  17. 17. Pay $55K up to $130K for the most senior management positionsin NSW Health. Private practice Location Fees charged Number of patients seen per hour. Years of clinical experience, postgraduate qualifications
  18. 18. Workforce statisticsWork statusFull Time 63%Part time/temporarycontract/casual16%Self Employed 18%
  19. 19. Good points Portable: can travel overseas, interstate Current shortage, ageing population good for job prospects Variety of workplace settings and areas of work Satisfying, challenging work Flexible work arrangements to fit family commitments Stepping stone to non-clinical positions (management, healthpromotion, sales reps, claims managers, rehab consultantsfor insurance companies)
  20. 20. Where can I work?
  21. 21. Private sector Private Physiotherapy practice Multidisciplinary Sports clinic Private hospital inpatients Private hospital rehabilitation units Sports teams Insurance companies Corporate settings (mines etc)
  22. 22. Public sector Hospital inpatient Hospital outpatient, day rehab units Community physiotherapists Health department in executive roles
  23. 23. In Summary Challenging course to get into and complete Need to be a people person There are better $$$ in other professions Can be physically and mentally demanding Can be very rewarding, interesting work with a vast variety ofsettings and clients
  24. 24. More Info? www.parksidesportsphysio.com.au www.slideshare.net/ParksideSportsPhysio www.Facebook.com/ParksideSportsPhysio @parksidephysio
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