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Ten things Australia doesn’t know about physiotherapy practice

In some settings, Australians have a definite (if imperfect) vision of what physiotherapy is. Physiotherapists help people recuperate from knee and ankle injuries. They deal with rehabilitation after car accidents. And if you’re employed in healthcare by a sports team, then you must be a physiotherapist. (Take Eva Carneiro from Chelsea Football Club, who has become famous on the internet for being the team’s attractive’physio’. She’s actually a doctor.)

However, the APA often hears concerned members lament that the public generally doesn’t understand what they do. Australians don’t grasp the full scope of physiotherapy practice, only small sections of it.

So we asked prominent members of the Association, ‘What specific things do you want the public to know about physiotherapy?’

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