What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health profession concerned with the prevention, assessment and treatment of human movement disorders.
Clinical problems encountered by the physiotherapist are wide ranging and often challenging, but usually involve musculoskeletal, neurological or cardio respiratory disorders. Physiotherapists are people with effective interpersonal skills, including communicative and empathic abilities, highly developed problem solving skills, proficient manual handling skills and a motivation to continually improve and learn.
Why study with us?
The degree involves the learning of professional physiotherapy knowledge and skills underpinned by the relevant biomedical and behavioural sciences. A case-based learning approach and innovative educational strategies are used to integrate the clinical and basic sciences.
The physiotherapy laboratories at the University of Newcastle are equipped with modern physiotherapy modalities to ensure students graduate with the up to date skills related to emerging, evidence based technologies such as real time and doppler ultrasound imaging.