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Physical Therapy Halla

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Transcript of Physical Therapy Halla

The World Of Physical Therapy Introduction Physical Therapists are health care specialists involved with evaluating, diagnosing, and treating disorders. Education/ Training An undergraduate degree is required for PT application.
Students are accepted based on marks, written statement, reference and or an interview.
The UWO Physical Therapy program is a masters level
Students graduate with a masters of Physical Therapy
After graduation, graduates must be eligible for registering with the college of Physiotherapy before being allowed to practice as a Physical Therapist.
In order to apply for physiotherapy training, you must have obtained a high school diploma, with courses in biology, math, and English.
There are two possible levels of physiotherapy training: university or college.
At the university level, the program is four to five years in length. The courses cover both practical and theoretical components.
Licensed physiotherapist.
At the college level, the training is more practical based and takes two to three years to complete. Salary: Physical Therapist Salary:

The average salary is $36.64 per hour. The lowest 10% earn $25.08 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $50.92 per hour.

On an annual basis the average salary is $76,220. The lowest 10% earn $52,170 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $105,900 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean or average

Lowest and Highest Physical Therapist Salary
The lowest paid Physical Therapist earns less than $55,000 annually while the highest paid Physical Therapist earns more than $100,000 per year. Benefits: Competitive Salary
Paid Time Off
Paid Sick Leave
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
Holiday Pay
Life Insurance
Profit Sharing
License Renewal (Licensed therapists only) Future job Prospects Employment of physical therapists is expected to grow by 30 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.
The increasing elderly population will drive growth in the demand for physical therapy services.
Also, the baby-boom generation is entering the prime age for heart attacks and strokes, increasing the demand for cardiac and physical rehabilitation. Changing Patterns (Trends) Working conditions Physical therapists practice in hospitals, clinics, and private offices .
They also treat patients in hospital rooms, homes, or schools.
These jobs can be physically demanding because therapists often have to stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, and stand for long periods.
In addition, physical therapists move heavy equipment and lift patients or help them turn, stand, or walk. Influence of Labour market conditions The overall employment outlook for physiotherapists is good and should remain stable into the future.
The population ages, physiotherapists will be in demand.
Most opportunities will be through health care facilities such as hospitals, community agencies and clinics that are run privately.
Although most workers in this occupation are employees of an organization and work fulltime, a significant number of Physiotherapists work part time and many self employed. Skills Required Fundamental skills:
Manage Information
Use Numbers
Think & Solve problem Personal Management Skills:
Be responsible
Be adaptable
Learn continuously
Work Safely
Demonstrates positive attitudes & behaviours Teamwork Skills:
Works with others Self-employed physical therapists may provide services to individual patients or contract with hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, adult day care programs and schools.
They may establish a solo practice or join a consulting group.
Physical therapists also teach in academic institutions and conduct research. Self-employment opportunities Occupational therapists
Speech-language pathologists
Recreational therapists Related Occupations Biblo-
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