This search includes the MeSH terms Physical therapists, Physical therapy modalities and Physical therapy specialty, defined as:
Physical therapists: Persons trained in PHYSICAL THERAPY (SPECIALTY) to make use of PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES to prevent, correct, and alleviate movement dysfunction of anatomic or physiologic origin.
Physical therapy modalities: Therapeutic modalities frequently used in PHYSICAL THERAPY (SPECIALTY) by physical therapists or physiotherapists to promote, maintain, or restore the physical and physiological well-being of an individual.
Physical therapy specialty: The auxiliary health profession which makes use of PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES to prevent, correct, and alleviate movement dysfunction of anatomic or physiological origin.
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Physiotherapy in Australia involves a holistic approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of pain, disorders of movement or optimisation of function to enhance the health and welfare of the community from an individual or population perspective. The practice of physiotherapy encompasses a diversity of clinical specialties to meet the unique needs of different client groups (Australian Physiotherapy Association, 1999).
Source: Australian Physiotherapy Council
It is a legal requirement for graduates to be registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia before being able to practice as a physiotherapist in any state or territory in Australia.