TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword………………………………………………………………….. ii
Acknowledgements……………………………………………………. iii
Chapter 1: Physiotherapy – An Overview………………… 1
What Physiotherapists Do?………………………………………… 2
Scope of Work………………………………………………………….. 3
Work Environment…………………………………………………….. 6
How Much Do Physiotherapists Earn?…………………………. 7
Chapter 2: How to Become a Physiotherapist?……….. 11
Work Environment and Work Load……………………………… 11
Entry Level Physical Therapy Careers
and Required Physical Therapists Skills……………………….. 11
Academic Requirements…………………………………………… 13
Alternative Qualifications……………………………………………. 14
Interview Advice………………………………………………………… 15
Criminal Records………………………………………………………. 15
Visual Impairments and Disabilities……………………………….15
Full-Time Degree Programs……………………………………….. 17
Full-Time (Two Year) Accelerated Courses…………………… 17
Part Time Courses…………………………………………………….. 17
Career Progression……………………………………………………. 17
Residency………………………………………………………………… 19
Fellowship………………………………………………………………… 19
Specialization……………………………………………………………. 19
Workplace and other occupational settings…………………… 21
Fields of Specialization……………………………………………….. 21
Chapter 3: Step In the Real World of Physiotherapy…. 49
Resume Building……………………………………………………….. 49
What Your Resume Should Contain:……………………………. 52
Internship/Apprenticeship…………………………………………….. 54
Job Hunting……………………………………………………………….. 55
State Registration and Licensure…………………………………. 56
Final Words………………………………………………………………. 58
Helpful Resources……………………………………………………… 59
Glossary……………………………………………………………………. 61
Index………………………………………………………………………… 73

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