Physical therapists are working more and more hours per week to enhance their clients’ physical health and wellbeing.
In Australia, more than a third of physical therapists say they have more than five hours per day spent working on physical therapy.
Physical therapists and physiotherapists are working at a faster rate to deliver quality, safe, effective and effective treatments, says Dr John Dutton, an Australian College of Physical Therapy (ACPT) consultant.
In this video, Dr Dutton explains the importance of physical therapy for physical therapists and explains the benefits of working more hours.
Dr Dutton has worked in physical therapy since 1989.
“The challenge is that in Australia, most physical therapists don’t have access to the right equipment, the right professional training, the training that we would all like to have,” he says.
“And the challenge is even more challenging because of the increasing demand for physical therapies across the country.”
Dr Durden says physical therapy has a role to play in managing physical health.
“I think physical therapists are at a point now where they need to be at the forefront of making sure we get the right interventions into people’s lives,” he explains.
“But also at a very, very young age, the way they do it is that they are trying to help people who are at the peak of their physical and cognitive development.”
So they’re trying to make sure that they’re making the right changes in their training, their work and their lifestyles.
“Physical therapists need to work out their own schedules, which is why Dr Durden suggests that physical therapists work out the time they will spend in their work.”
There is no perfect schedule, but if you can work out where your body and your mind are at, you can have that time that’s best for you,” he advises.”
We’ve got to take that into account when we’re working on clients.
“Dr John Durden of the ACPT, says there are plenty of physical therapies available for physical health, but many physical therapists still need to balance physical health with other priorities.
He says physical therapists need the right support and training, so they can work to improve physical health more effectively.”
The work that physical therapy does is really important to our physical health,” he said.”
In many cases, physical therapy is being used as a substitute for physical healthcare.
“That’s something that physical therapist need to take into account and consider.
Physical therapists are very well trained and they can do some pretty impressive work.”
Dr John says physical therapist training in the US is “in a good place” and that physical practitioners in Australia have a “good amount of work to do”.
“There’s a lot of physical therapist trainers in the States that are trained and accredited, and so that’s very good for the physical therapist,” he explained.
“However, the physical health needs are much greater in Australia.
If we don’t make the changes to the training and training systems, we’re not going to be as prepared for the demands that we have to put on the physical therapists.”
Dr Patrick Hoey, a physical therapist and consultant in Sydney, says physical training is a key area of physical health training.
“As a physical therapy practitioner, I have to think about the quality of the physical training that I provide,” he told the ABC.
“How do I provide it in a way that is effective, relevant and effective?”
I’m a physical trainer, so that means that I train in a gym and I work out at a gym.
“He says that physical fitness training and health and fitness training can be a combination.”
It’s a bit like a mix of both,” he advised.
I’ve trained in the physical education and exercise, but also in physical therapies, and I have my own gym.
I can do both.
In the US, physical therapists can also work out in the comfort of their own homes.
But in Australia the physical therapy training is more about working in the community and making sure that physical health is recognised.
Dr Dute’s personal training involves working as a physical therapists coach.”
My job is to provide quality, professional training in physical education, physical fitness and other aspects of physical and occupational therapy,” he tells the ABC’s Insiders program.”
These are the skills that I have been trained to provide.
“Dr Hoeys physical therapist work includes coaching physical therapists on the skills needed to improve their physical health as well as providing personal coaching and training.
He says training has a number of benefits, including improving the quality and safety of physical interventions and improving the experience of working with patients.”
This is really good for physical therapist, physical therapist patients, physical health professionals and the wider community, and it’s also good for patients, the health and wellness of patients and the overall health of society,” he adds.”
All of these things are important.
“Physical therapy is not a profession