A caring disposition is a great asset in becoming a Physiotherapy Assistant.
Want a career helping people recover from injuries or disabilities? The prospects for physiotherapists look great. Service Canada says, “Given these ongoing trends and government health care priorities, the number of workers in this occupational group should continue to increase sharply over the next few years.”
Your Day-to-Day Tasks will Include:
- Rehabilitating patients with various injuries or disabilities
- Maximizing their ability to independently manage daily activities
- Working under the direction of physiotherapists
- Carrying out treatment programs such as thermotherapy, traction, hydrotherapy and electrotherapeutic techniques
What Else You Need:
A caring disposition is a great asset in this field. You will be dealing with people trying to overcome physical impairments, so keeping a positive outlook and encouraging demeanor is always important. Patients can be frustrated and it’s your job to get them out of that headspace.
Where The Jobs Are:
Trained graduates can find work in private and public offices and clinics all over Canada. Positions are currently opening up by workers who retire or by those being promoted to better paying jobs in the health sector.
Training, from start to finish, can typically take a little over a year, so now is a great time to get started!