Physiotherapists help people with physical difficulties resulting from injury, disability, age or illness. They will work with patients using various techniques including massage, exercise, hydrotherapy and will advise patients on exercises and other treatments that they can manage themselves.
To become a chartered physiotherapist you will need a physiotherapy degree or a postgraduate award approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. Work experience either paid or voluntary may help you to get onto a course. You may be able to gain work experience through an apprenticeship.
- Patience, empathy and understanding
- Effective communication skills and the ability to be firm yet encouraging
- Good problem solving abilities
- Physical strength and stamina
- A strong interest in the anatomy and a genuine concern for the health and well being of others
£22,000 to £28,000