Planit


Physiotherapy Support Worker

Physiotherapy Support Worker Image

Physiotherapy support workers help physiotherapists treat patients with physical problems caused by illness, injury, age or disability. Physiotherapists use movement, exercise and technology to help maximise patients’ movements.

The Work

You could be:

You might specialise working in one area, for example working with children.

Pay

Pay rates can vary depending on whether you are working with the NHS, with a private practice, or are self-employed. Within the National Health Service Agenda for Change scales physiotherapy support workers are paid on Band 3, £25,468 to £27,486 a year.

Assistant practitioner physiotherapy support workers are on Band 4, £27,598 to £30,019 a year. The current pay scales are from April 2023.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

LMI data powered by LMI for All

Useful Subjects

Getting In

Most physiotherapy assistants work for the National Health Service (NHS). You might also find work in sports centres. Demand for jobs often exceeds the number of vacancies.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

LMI data powered by Lightcast

Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

LMI data powered by Lightcast

Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
37736
0.9 %
RISE
2029
38091
  United Kingdom
2024
440347
3.6 %
RISE
2029
456401

LMI data powered by Lightcast

What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

Video

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Tel: 020 7306 6666
Website: http://www.csp.org.uk/
Twitter: @thecsp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charteredphysios

NHS Scotland Careers
Website: http://www.careers.nhs.scot
Website (2): https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

Was this article useful?
Please help us improve Planit by rating this article.

Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

Related courses by level

No courses listed.

Ambulance Services

Dentistry

Dietetics

Medical Technology

Medicine and Surgery

Nursing and Auxiliary Work

Occupational Therapy

Ophthalmics and Orthoptics

Pharmacy

Physiotherapy

Podiatry

Radiography

Speech Therapy

Therapists

Related courses by level

NC and NQ and Access