What is Physiotherapy?

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy states that “Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that works with people to identify and maximise their ability to move and function. Functional movement is a key part of what it means to be healthy. This means that physiotherapy plays a key role in enabling people to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life.”


  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Sports Therapist

What skills do you need to work as a Physiotherapist?

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Interest in human anatomy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organisation and planning skills

Where do Physiotherapists work?

Physiotherapists work in a range of settings including: hospitals, health centres, industry, private practices and sports clubs.

Typical work activities

  • Listening to and interpreting patients requirements
  • Diagnosis and treatment of injuries
  • Development of rehabilitation programmes
  • Monitoring and recording patients well-being
  • Liaising with other healthcare professionals
  • Educating and advising patients

Links to find out more

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