A physiotherapist is a health professional that specialises in assisting patients in preventing loss of and/or regaining physical movement, whether from an injury, disability, or a health condition. This is through assessing and diagnosing the patient’s ailment, then planning exercise to improve the issue.
A qualified physiotherapist can earn an estimated $58,000+ per year.
Physiotherapists usually work 40 hours a week, which may include weekends or on-call duty.
Becoming a physiotherapist requires 4 years of training.
Meet Sarah Walker, a Rural Physiotherapist and Physiotherapy Clinical Lead at Dunstan Hospital. She is passionate about living rurally in Alexandra and the opportunity it gives her to work closely with her community – ‘her people’.