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Mar 16 2010

Is there a difference between physiotherapist and physical therapist in singapore

21.05.2009 | Author: gabriellee | Posted in Health & Fitness
The term physical therapist and physiotherapist are exchangeable. The term physical therapist started in the United States, and physiotherapist has always been used in the UK. In Singapore, you’ll find most people use the term ‘physiotherapist’.

Many people are familiar with the physiotherapists’ role in rehabilitation after a musculoskeletal injury or surgery in the hospitals as well in private clinics. Getting patients how to get back to their normal activities as soon as possible. Some others have understood physiotherapy as treatment of in neurological conditions such as head injuries, strokes, parkinson diseases. You will also find physiotherapists treating cardiorespiratory conditions, such as post cardiac operation and rehabilitation. Physiotherapists have also entered into health and wellness, preventive programs into teaching, and providing consulting services to industry and recreation sports team.

Because physiotherapists are experts in movement disorder, it is important that you know that your provider is a REAL physical therapist or physiotherapist that is registered with your country’s association. In Singapore, there is a Singapore Physiotherapy Association for all qualified physiotherapists.
Although you may see some ‘clinics’ or even signs offering “physical therapy” or physiotherapy, the services offered may not be performed by a qualified professional in physiotherapy, therefore leaving you at risk of injury or worse. If you suffered from any injuries eg neck or back pain, it is not safe to go to any therapist or massage without proper qualifications or certifications especially those in the spa.

A physiotherapist has received several years of University training specialising in physiotherapy and completed the appropriate internships. They must meet rigorous standards of practice in order to continue treating patients. Physiotherapists exercise independent professional judgment in unique, complex and uncertain situations. Their services are designed to achieve optimal health outcomes and utilize resources efficiently and safely.

In Singapore private physiotherapy clinics, physiotherapist are primary health care professionals (just like doctors or dentists), meaning you can go directly to a physiotherapist. You do not require any doctor’s referral form to seek physiotherapy treatment. However, insurance companies sometimes require a doctor’s referral letter before they will reimburse the physiotherapy cost.

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Sep 01 2009

A Career in Massage Therapy

A career in massage therapy is very rewarding and the field is expanding every day! Since more people are discovering the many benefits of getting a massage, the field is rapidly expanding and looking for more qualified masseuses more each day.

The best part of the job is that you can either work for yourself or at a doctor’s office, chiropractor’s office, day spa, massage parlor, fitness center, resort, and major hotel. With so many options, massage therapists have one of the most flexible careers. Plus, you can set up your own hours, do massage therapy as a second job, and even conduct business out of your home.

The work of a therapist is very rewarding. Each day, you help people relieve stress, relax, help heal injuries, and alleviate pain in the body. During a session, therapists generally talk to their clients to get to know them better and help them relax. Therapists also claim work hours fly by as they enjoy giving other people pleasure.

To become a therapist, education typically takes anywhere from 7 months to 2 years depending on how intense and quickly you want to complete the program. Many schools also offer very convenient class schedules, offering day, evening, and weekend classes to accommodate people’s busy schedules. If you are thinking about becoming a therapist, make sure to contact all the colleges and schools in your area to see if they offer a massage program and how much it costs. Price varies widely from school to school so make sure you compare before you sign up.

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