Whether you want to start a new career as a physiotherapy assistant or enhance your allied health career with a specialisation in physiotherapy, this course is ideal for you.
Introduction to Physiotherapy Assistance will provide you with therapeutic and program-related skills to assist health professionals with physiotherapy services.
A physiotherapy assistant’s role is important due to the physical nature of physiotherapy treatment, which involves assisting patients in the use of manual therapies and exercise programs.
The physiotherapy assistant is integral to facilitating physiotherapy treatment, supporting the physiotherapist and giving clients the additional time and contact they need to achieve therapeutic goals.
In this online physiotherapy assistance program, you will learn how to conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of a trained physiotherapist.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to pursue a career in allied health with a specialisation in physiotherapy assistance.
Unit 1 – Assist with an allied health program
Allied health services
Therapy session preparation
Therapy plans and programs
Resources and equipment
Minimise environmental hazards
Prepare client for therapy
Therapy session assistance
Assisting with therapy tasks
Innovation and learning perspective
Duty of care
Support and coach clients
Accidents and incidents
Health and safety flow chart
Documenting medical information
Design simple therapy materials
Aids and adaptions
Primary health care approach
Facilitate client involvement
Unit 2 - Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
Delivering physiotherapy programs
Positive and negative attributes
Manually recording appointments
Electronic appointment systems
Health and safety legislation
Delegation, consistency and omission
Teamwork and client focus
Principles of biomechanics
Comfort safety and privacy of client
The client-centered approach
24 hours posture management
Active range of movement (AROM)
Passive range of movement (PROM)
Anatomy and physiology
Respiratory care requirements
Limb oedema management
Modesty for client
Promote good health
Variations to program
Infection control requirements
Unit 3 - Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
Mobility and movement programs
Determine client availability
Gather necessary equipment
Provide information to clients
Health and safety
First aid supplies
Access and equity
Hot and cold therapy
Aids and adaptations
Preparing the environment
Client consent / approval
Allied health professionals
Conduct exercise programs
Passive range of motion (PROM)
Major body systems
Prepare client for therapy
Program types and phases
Principles of biomechanics
Measure response to exercise
Adverse reactions to program
Client adherence issues
Subjective and objective reporting
Client difficulties and concerns
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
It was excellent experience studying with Australian Online Courses.
V. S. Dhakal, Homebush West, NSW | Certificate of Physiotherapy Assistance
Amazingly easy to log on and study anytime anywhere! I have 3 young kids and to juggle being a mum and plus getting in some study is a challenge at times so having the convenience is amazing!
When I had questions AOC would answer straight away and were super helpful!
N. Kennedy, Cromer, NSW | Certificate of Physiotherapy Assistance
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 45 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $450.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.