Physiotherapy Support Workers usually work under the direction of registered and qualified physiotherapist. They support Physiotherapists in helping patients to restore their mobility and improve movement.
Physiotherapy Support Workers help provide care to patients with a range of conditions, including:
- neurological (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's)
- neuromusculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash associated disorder, sports injuries, arthritis)
- cardiovascular (chronic heart disease, rehabilitation after heart attack)
- respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis)
As well as assisting Physiotherapists, they also work with other healthcare professionals, such as Occupational Therapists, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Prosthetists, Orthotists and Nurses.