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A physiotherapist helps to improve a patient’s physical condition and have a wide knowledge base of movement, posture, balance and diseases and injuries.
Physiotherapists will assess and treat patients by using their knowledge gained from many years of study and practical experience. They treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease.
There are additional courses that physiotherapists can specialise in depending on your field of interest including hydrotherapy.
To become a Physical T herapist in South Africa, you will typically need the following qualifications:
In addition to the training for physiotherapy, hydrotherapy requires the completion of courses on aquatic therapy techniques
Physical therapists in South Africa typically study for 4 years.
There are plenty of employment opportunities for Physical therapists in South Africa who often work in hospitals and clinics as well as go into private practise.
University of Cape Town:
University of the Free State:
University of KwaZulu-Natal:
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University:
University of Pretoria:
University of Stellenbosch:
University of the Western Cape:
University of the Witwatersrand: