Job description Physiotherapist near Montréal (QC)

Find out what work is like for a physiotherapist in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Physiotherapists (NOC 31202).



Physiotherapists assess clients and plan and carry out individually designed treatment programs to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning and mobility, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in clients. They are employed in hospitals, clinics, industry, sports organizations, rehabilitation centres and extended care facilities, or may work in private practice.

Job duties

  • Assess clients' physical abilities through evaluative procedures such as functional ability tests and make a physiotherapy diagnosis
  • Establish treatment goals with patients based on diagnoses
  • Develop and implement physiotherapy treatment plans including therapeutic exercise, manipulations, massage, education, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy and other modalities
  • Evaluate effectiveness of treatment plans and modify accordingly
  • Provide advice on exercise and strategies to implement at home to enhance and or maintain treatment
  • Communicate with referring physician and other health care professionals regarding clients' problems, needs and progress
  • Maintain clinical and statistical records and confer with other health care professionals
  • Develop and implement health promotion programs for clients, staff and the community
  • May conduct research in physiotherapy
  • Provide consulting or education services as required.

Job titles

  • physical therapist
  • physiotherapist
  • registered physiotherapist
  • research physiotherapist

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