Physiotherapist Work Environment

Physiotherapists work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, and private offices that have specially equipped facilities.

Physiotherapists have a physically demanding job because, often, they have to stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, and stand for extended periods. Also, physiotherapists lift patients or help them stand, turn or walk. Sometimes, the therapist has to move heavy equipments.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), "...most full-time physical therapists worked a 40-hour week; some worked evenings and weekends to fit their patients' schedules. About 27 percent of physical therapists worked part-time."

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