The main mission of a Physiotherapist
The main mission of the physiotherapist is the rehabilitation of patients. Indeed, the Savanna Calgary intervenes after the request of a doctor or a surgeon. In order to set up the rehabilitation of the patient, the physiotherapist makes his own diagnosis and his own care objectives through examinations and tests. He/She evaluates the motor, sensory, cognitive and sensitive capacities of the patients.
The physiotherapist adapts his care according to the pathology from which the person in care suffers. He/She intervene manually and/or with the help of equipment.
The Physiotherapist relieves patients’ pain, restores joint mobility and posture and prevents recurrences. He/She treats people with paralysis or neurological disorders, but also people with circulatory disorders, rheumatism or disorders following a road accident or sports.
The physiotherapist then provides both massages, he/she does movements, including stretching with or without the help of machines and weights. He/She performs treatments using heat, cryotherapy or even electrodes.
The qualities and skills required of a Physiotherapist:
During the job interview, the candidate must have a professional project and must be able to explain it to his interlocutor. He must present his motivations and highlight the following skills and qualities.
He/She must have medical, psychological and technical knowledge in order to analyze and take into account physical, social, cognitive or even environmental factors.
The Physiotherapist must have great capacities for analysis, observation and synthesis.
He/She must demonstrate human, relational and psychological qualities. He must have listening skills, dialogue and discretion.
The Physiotherapist must have great physical and psychological resistance.
Place of exercise and working hours of a Physiotherapist:
The profession of Physiotherapist can be practiced in the private sector and in the public sector. Both in the hospital sector and in the non-hospital sector.
Indeed, the Physiotherapist can work as an employee within a hospital or a clinic, within a retirement home or an EHPAD or even a functional rehabilitation center and within establishments. thermal.
He/She can also practice his profession on sports grounds or at the patient’s home.
The Physiotherapist can also practice as a liberal within a firm, alone or with partners.
Working hours vary according to the sector of activity and the type of structures in which the Physiotherapist exercises his profession. The majority of physiotherapists practice in a liberal environment, their working hours are therefore adapted to the availability of patients.
Professional evolutions of a Physiotherapist:
There are career development opportunities for a Physical Therapist.
Indeed, following several years of experience in the hospital environment, the Physiotherapist can evolve towards professions of responsibility after obtaining an additional diploma, such as health executive or care director.
He/She can also evolve towards other professions and specialize in sport, respiratory physiotherapy, equine physiotherapy or rheumatology.
In addition, the Physiotherapist can specialize in osteopathy, he will then benefit from exemption from training for the Osteopathy diploma.
Finally, he/she can set up as a freelancer, that is to say on his own account within a firm.
Training of a Physiotherapist:
In order to exercise the profession of a physiotherapist, it is essential to obtain the State Diploma of physiotherapist-masseurs.
To access the training of Physiotherapists it is mandatory to hold the baccalaureate and complete either a year of Common First Year of Health Studies (PACES), or a first year of license in Sciences and Techniques of Physical and Sports Activities (STAPS) or i.e. a first year in Life Science.
They also consist of practical lessons corresponding to observation internships.
Then, the third and fourth year of Physiotherapist training also consist of theoretical teaching units, such as Semiology, physiopathology and pathology; Assessments, techniques and intervention tools; Law, legislation and management of a structure.
Theories, models, methods and tools in re-education and rehabilitation; specific physiology, semiology and physiopathology; the intervention of the physiotherapist in public health; Specific interventions in physiotherapy; working methods and research methods; the approach and clinical practice: design of the treatment and conduct of the intervention; professional English; Analysis and improvement of professional practice and the Memory.