Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists work with patients whose autonomy has been reduced as a result of physical or cardiac issues or neurological or orthopedic disorders. Physiotherapists develop and implement programs designed to help patients maintain or improve their daily autonomy.

Employment outlook

Good
Employment opportunities are good in Nova-Scotia

Testimonials

Prerequisits

Undergraduate degree - Minimum GPA of 3.3 required

Relevant volunteer or professional experience or specialized qualifications (40 hours minimum)

Valid first aid certificate

Criminal Record Check

Police Record Check

Vaccinations current

Daily tasks

  • Greet patients
  • Diagnose the patient’s physical and motor issues
  • Establish personalized treatment and work programs to improve the patient’s well-being
  • Meet with patients regularly to work with them
  • Advise other health professionals when working as a team

Required skills

  • Ability to assess, plan and implement a care program
  • Analyze situations to find the best solution
  • Be creative and imaginative
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Have excellent dexterity
  • Love physical work and handling of instruments

Salary

$36,00 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $74 880

Min hourly rate: $17,22 / h ($35 818)

Max hourly rate: $43,96 / h ($91 437)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Hospital center
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private clinic
  • Self-employed

Training institutions

Available scholarships in Nova Scotia

Type of diploma obtained

Master of Science

Years of study: 2

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