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6 New Non-Traditional Areas Physiotherapists Can Practice

Pamela Duffy PT.MEd.OCS has highlighted what APTA terms "Emerging Areas" for Physiotherapy Practice. These new areas are steadily experiencing an increase in Physiotherapists participation.

These 6 new emerging non traditional areas identified by American Physical Therapy Association are:

1. Performing Arts
2. Obesity Management
3. Health Clubs
4. Animal Therapy
5. Women's Health
6. Emergency/Urgent Care

Performing Arts
Professionals in the Performing Arts whose careers depend on their bodies being in good shape are becoming beneficiaries of physical therapy "behind the scenes". Examples of professionals in this field are figure skaters, dancers, musicians, gymnasts, circus performers, dancers, actors and musicians.
When it comes to prevention of rehabilitation from injuries, the  physical therapist is beginning to gain relevance.

Obesity Management
When it comes to Obesity management, one would wonder why it's still an "emerging area" for Physiothe…

Highlights of Australia's Immigration Recent Update

1. Australian Govt Cuts Immigration by 15%. Prime minister, Scott Morrison has announcedthat the government will be capping permanent migration at 160,000 for the next four years, this is a drop compared to the previous cap of 190,000.

2. Two new regional visas for skilled workers have been introduced. Foreigners that obtain these visas are  required to stay outside Australia's biggest cities for three years before they can be elligible for a permanent residence. This Visa will cover 23,000 new entrants.

3. People entering Australia under these new regional visas will of course enjoy some privileges as a form of motivation. They will be given priority in their visa processing and have access to a larger pool of available jobs.

4. If you breach the conditions of these new visas by relocating to the big cities you will not be eligible for permanent residence.

5. International students are not left out. 1,000 scholarships will also be offered to encourage more international students…

All Eligibility Assessment Applications to Australia Physiotherapy Council will Now be Submitted Online.

All Eligibility Assessment applications made to the Australia Physiotherapy Council on or after Monday 4 March 2019, will not require you to a post certified hard copy documents with your application.

If you already filled the old online Eligibility assessment form and had not submitted it, by March 4th it will be deleted from your dashboard. So you need to submit your application before March 4th, 2019.
If you submit before March 4th then you will still be required to send certified hard copy documents.

The Australia Physiotherapy Council  still request  certified hard copies of your documents if they feel the scanned copies are of poor quality or unclear.


You can check their website for more details.

Happy 2019!

We did it together last year, let's work together this year to achieve your career goals.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or request research in your area of interest.
Feel free to also give feedback and share your experiences.
Cheers.

How to Register As a Physiotherapist in Seychelles: the Process

To work as a physiotherapist in Seychelles you will need to register with the Health Professionals Council (HPC) Seychelles.

To get updated in information on the registration process, send an email to the Registrar: registrarhpc@health.gov.sc or registrar@hpcseychelles.org
or call +248 4303745.

This information below is to give you an idea on what is likely to be expected of you:

1. Download the application form and fill it and scan it (except you plan to submit a hard copy or go there physically)


2. Submit with it the following documents:
- A passport type electronic photograph or hard copy of the photograph
- A copy of the passport showing your full name, nationality and date of birth
A copy of all qualifications received, especially the basic qualification as a physiotherapist
- A copy of your transcript if you are a new graduate
- Your certificate of registration as a physiotherapist from where you studied or are practicing.
- A detailed curriculum vitae
- Application or Processing …

Study Materials for the Singapore Physiotherapy Qualifying Examination

1. Electrotherapy explained. Principles and Practice.(3rd Edition) Butterworth-Heinemann.



2. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy: A guide to practice. (4th edition).St Louis, Mosby.



3. Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems. Adults and Paediatrics. (4th edition).
 Pryor, J.A. and Prasad.


4. Orthopaedic Physical Assessment (4th Edition).
Magee D. J. (2002). .(4th ed.) W.B. Saunders


5. Peripheral Manipulation (3rd Ed).
Maitland G.D. (1991).  Butterworth-Heinmann

6. Vertebral manipulation (6th Ed).
Maitland G.D. (2001).  Butterworth-Heinemann: Oxford.


7. Stroke Rehabilitation : Guidelines for Exercise and Training to Optimize Motor Skill.
Carr, J.and Shepherd, R. (2003) New York : Butterworth-Heinemann.



8. Physical Therapy for Children (3rd ed)
Campbell, S.K., Palisano, R. J., Vander, W. D. (2005)
Philadelphia,Saunders.






Important Clauses to Note About Applying For The Qualifying Exam (QE)

1. Your application will not be processed until all fees are paid in full.
2. There shall …