Tasks

  • administering manual treatments such as massage therapy or pressure point therapy
  • administering electrical modality treatments, ultrasound, and other specialized techniques and equipment, including infra-red lamps, wet compresses, and herbal and mineral therapies
  • instructing, motivating, safeguarding and assisting patients as they practice physical exercises, relaxation techniques and functional activities
  • conferring with physiotherapists or other health care providers to evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment
  • monitoring and recording patients' progress during treatments, including measuring their range-of-joint motion and vital signs
  • fitting patients for orthopedic braces, prostheses, and other physical supportive devices such as crutches, and instructing patients in the use of such devices

    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled
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