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Urgent: Physiotherapist Wanted in Queensland Australia

If you are a  UK trained physiotherapist with a BA or a South African trained physiotherapist and you are interested in working in the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia, please contact me ASAP.

What you Need to know about Physiotherapy Registration in South Africa

Getting a job as a physiotherapist in South Africa may seem more complicated than getting one in the US, Canada or Europe. There's not much information online about what is required from foreign trained physiotherapists to get a license to practice in South Africa, so this will hopefully help:

1. The SA health sector prefer foreign trained physios that come from countries that have have similar training and curriculum with them.

2.The South African Health Sector's main aim for recruiting foreign trained physiotherapists is to provide hands for under serviced, remote areas of south Africa.

"Please be informed that the main aim of the FWM is to support the staffing needs of the rural areas in SA and in particular to endorse applicants to eventually fill long-standing vacancies in undeserved areas. Applicants should note that they will not be recruited to the urbanized areas unless under exceptional circumstances."

3. According to the health sector foreign recruitment p…

New Requirements by FCCPT for Foreign Trained Physiotherapists

It's now officially "official" that you need to have a Masters degree in Physiotherapy for your credentials to be assessed by the FCCPT in the US. You need to have a Masters in Physiotherapy to get a Type 1 Health Worker certificate. This information was released September 2016:
Important change to USCIS Requirements for Health Care Worker Certification

USCIS now requires the following to obtain a Type I Health Care Worker Certificate:
1. Master’s degree or higher in Physical Therapy, and
2. 202.1 semester credits minimum
In response to USCIS’ requirements, FCCPT has implemented the following requirements on the Comprehensive Credentials Review (Type 1 Review) Service:
New Type I Review applications received on or after September 15, 2016
Must possess a Master’s Degree or higher in Physical Therapy. 
If you submit an application and your degree title is a Bachelor’s degree, your service will be cancelled and your application fee will be refunded.
Type I Review application…

The difference between the Athletic Tape and Kinesiology Tape

I was watching WWE wrestling with my kids the other day and they drew my attention to a particular wrestler who had a colourful taping round one of his arms.

They wanted to know what that tape was, since the wrestler had a history of injury on that arm.

What exactly are tapes and what purpose do they serve? What are the different kinds of tapes and are there any major differences?
Why all the hype about the kinesio tape?

Tapes are of different types and used for different purposes; they can either be corrective, supportive or compressive.

The Athletic Tape
The athletic or sport tape is a supportive tape. This adhesive tape is used on athletes to prevent injury by providing support around an injured joint or muscle.
This type of taping is usually done around the wrists, hands, ankles and feet for a specific athletic activity and afterwards removed.
The athletic tape is of basically two types:
A white somewhat rigid adhesive tape containing zinc oxide which helps the tape to mould to th…

A Close Look at the Physiotherapy Salary and Working Conditions in the US

The increased demand for physical therapists/physiotherapists in most countries is not just a hype as we can clearly see that a growing sedentary and aged population is translating to a rising need for physiotherapy.

The projected growth rate for the physiotherapy profession in the US is 34% (2014 - 2024).

Who is a Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists assess, plan, deliver and review rehabilitative programs that prevent and treat pain, improve mobility, maintain and increase strength and flexibility and generally promote functional independence.

Physiotherapy in the United States

Physiotherapists in the US are part of a healthcare team; they supervise physiotherapy assistants and aides and consult with physicians, surgeons and other specialists.

Having physiotherapy skills has proved to be quite rewarding, especially financially and that has got many physical therapists looking out for the best paying jobs.

In the US, physiotherapists are expected to have these qualities in order to be able…