Physiotherapy technicians and assistants

Role Responsibilities

  • Administering manual treatments such as massage therapy or pressure point therapy
  • Administering electrical modality treatments, ultrasound and other physical therapies using specialized techniques and equipment
  • Instructing, motivating, safeguarding and assisting patients as they practice physical exercises, relaxation techniques and functional activities
  • Conferring with physiotherapists or other health care providers to evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment
  • Monitoring and recording patients' progress during treatments, including measuring their range-of-joint motion and vital signs
  • Fitting patients for orthopedic braces, prostheses, and other physical supportive devices such as crutches, and instructing patients in the use of such devices

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