Diagnoses and treats physiological and mechanical disorders of the human locomotor system, particularly neuromuscular skeletal disorders, and provides advice on preventing these disorders. Registration or licensing is required.
diagnose and treat physiological and mechanical disorders of the locomotor system and tissue strain, stress and dysfunction that impede normal neural, vascular and biochemical mechanisms, and provide advice on preventing these disorders.
administering a variety of neurological, musculoskeletal and functional tests to identify and assess physical problems and ailments of patients
planning and discussing effective management of patients’ dysfunction
designing, reviewing, monitoring, assessing and evaluating treatment programs
assisting and improving the function of all body systems such as musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine and genitourinary systems
recording detailed patient medical histories, treatments delivered and the patients’ responses and progress to treatments
referring patients to specialists and liaising with other Health Professionals in relation to patients’ problems, needs and progress
educating patients, their partners, family and friends in therapeutic procedures, such as home exercises and lifestyle changes, to enhance patients’ health and wellbeing
Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).