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Although sometimes used interchangeably the titles 'Physiotherapist' and 'physical therapist' are actually quite distinct from each other. Inspired by a recent question from one of our clients I will share some details that should help to explain what the difference is between a Chartered Physiotherapist and a physical therapist.
Physios are notoriously known as the ‘magic sponge men’, but there’s obviously more to the job than running on the pitch with a sponge and bucket of water these days.
As a physiotherapist, I find the most exciting time with a patient to be the day that I get to discharge them. It’s not that I do not enjoying seeing my patients, I do, but discharge means that patient has reached their goals and that is why I am a physiotherapist.
Helping people to regain movement in their bodies can be slow and frustrating – but, Robert Goddard tells Leo Benedictus, the rewards are immense.
To become a physiotherapist you should study physiotherapy at university level. It is worth noting that being a physiotherapist you should have some personal qualities that would make your job much easier and more pleasant.
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.