Physiotherapists work with patients to improve their range of movement and promote health and wellbeing.
To become a qualified physiotherapist you need a physiotherapy degree or postgraduate award approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.
You will need to have an interest in human anatomy and physiology, plus patience and sensitivity. You must also be interested in the health and wellbeing of patients.
You could work in various areas and departments, such as paediatrics, outpatients, intensive care, women's health and occupational health. You could use a variety of treatments and techniques including massage, therapeutic exercise, electrotherapy, acupuncture and hydrotherapy.
You would keep accurate records of patients' treatment and progress, and you would often work closely with other health professionals, such as nurses, occupational therapists, health visitors and social workers.