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Physiotherapy Support Worker

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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, £18,292 to £21,349 a year.

Assistant practitioner physiotherapy support workers are on Band 4, £20,911 to £23,597 a year. The current pay scales are from April 2018.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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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)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
35193
1.9 %
RISE
2023
35852
  United Kingdom
2018
351904
2.8 %
RISE
2023
361665

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

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

Skills for Health
Tel: 0207 388 8800
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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