Physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat people with movement problems caused by a wide variety of joint, muscle and nerve disorders. They use a range of drug-free techniques to treat and prevent injuries, and assist their clients to maintain fit and healthy bodies.

The Discipline of Physiotherapy is part of the Faculty of Health Sciences. As one of the foundation schools at the College's inception in 1975, we have played an important role in the development of the Faculty and its academic programs.

Career Overview

In addition to the high-profile sports side of physiotherapy, graduates also practise in roles that contribute significantly to the wider community. For instance, physiotherapy is applied in the management of a wide variety of conditions, including neurological condition, rehabilitation after injury, and recovery following surgery and paediatrics.

Our graduates work in a wide variety of areas such as health care organisations, community, sports and workplace settings, schools and private practices

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Showcasing physiotherapy e-Learning at Health Sciences

Excellence in teaching

Our teaching has a consistent reputation for excellence. Assoc Prof Colleen Canning and the Neurological Physiotherapy Teaching Team won the 2011 Vice-Chancellor's Award for supporting the student experience.

In 2012 the same award was won by the Muskuloskeletal Physiotherapy Teaching Team, including Dr Debra Shirley, Dr Leslie Nicholson, Dr Rob Boland, Dr Trudy Rebbeck and Mr Peter Colagiuri.