Physiotherapy forms part of the health care profession and we often work as part of a multidisciplinary team when treating patients. As first line practitioners, patients are able to come to you with their health needs without being referred by a doctor.
We are committed to developing the highest standards of academic and clinical excellence. We aim to produce responsible, innovative, critically thinking professionals committed to meeting the health needs of all the communities in South Africa, appropriately and cost effectively.
We aim to better patients' quality of life through improving their ability to carry out activities of daily living. Physiotherapy aims to restore human functional ability, maintain mobility, strength and endurance.
The field of physiotherapy is vast, encompassing 6 different areas, as listed below.
- Community health
You will qualify with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy after 4 years. This degree enables you to work in hospitals, clinics, private practice, schools for children with disabilities, as well as in sports with sports teams or individuals. Physiotherapists also take part in health campaigns to improve health care awareness and the importance of exercise.
After you graduate, you may find that you prefer working in a certain field of physiotherapy. You can then do your Masters and Doctoral degrees within that particular field.