Physiotherapists act individually or in collaboration with other health professionals, with regard to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in areas relating to motor skills, higher cortical functions, or conditions arising from visceral pathological events linked to various congenital or acquired causes. Within their remit and with reference to a physician’s diagnosis and prescriptions, graduates work out rehabilitation programs in some cases as members of multidisciplinary teams in physiotherapy, designed to identify and respond to the health needs of the disabled; they autonomously practice therapeutic activities for the functional rehabilitation of cognitive psychomotor and physical disabilities, using physical therapy and manual massage therapy; they suggest the prostheses and aids to be adopted, train patients to use and verify their effectiveness and assess the rehabilitative methods implemented in terms of functional recovery; they take part in studies and teaching and provide professional advice in health services which require their professional skills.
Graduates acquire skills in Physiotherapy in keeping with national legislation, since the qualification immediately entitles the holder to carry out activities in this non-medical healthcare profession. They can immediately use the skills acquired to enter the world of work as physiotherapists in public and private health facilities. Physiotherapists can put their skills to good use immediately in the field of rehabilitation and functional activity.
Graduates in Physiotherapy work as physiotherapists in public and private facilities that provide rehabilitative healthcare services.