Physical therapy is an applied science aiming to study the human movement in all its forms of expression and potentials. Physical therapy aims to encourage, preserve, maintain the integrity of motion and, from there, work on organs, systems or functions.
Therefore, the physical therapist works in the health education, promotion, prevention, cure and rehabilitation. They work using the therapeutic process, based on their own knowledge and resources, organized from an interdisciplinary approach, taking into account the psychological, physical and social environment.
Thanks to advances in Physiotherapy in the promotion of health and well-being, there are growing opportunities in the labor market for better prepared professionals. Working autonomously or part of multi-professional teams, you can work in both public and private health systems in Brazil and abroad, where there are expanding possibilities for Brazilian professionals. The great demand for physical therapists is focused on clinics, clinics, doctors ‘ offices, rehabilitation centers, businesses, clubs and sports centers, hospitals, basic health units and Home Care, SPAs and Beauty Centers.
This professional works alone or together with physical resources, such as kinesics therapeutic, mechano-therapeutic, massage, thermal, cryo-therapeutical, photo-therapeutic, electro-therapeutic, hydro-therapeutic agents and others, originated from the evolution of studies and the scientific production in the area.
From childhood to adolescence, from adulthood to the elderly years, in the health of women, athletes and workers, the work of a physical therapist is extensive and promising. This professional works in various specialties such as orthopedics, traumatology and sports, rheumatology, respiratory, cardiovascular, dermatology and aesthetics, pediatrics, occupational health, geriatrics, urology, gynecology and obstetrics, neurology, oncology, public health and manual therapies at community, outpatient, hospital and home care levels. Additionally, this professional stands out in other areas such as management, teaching, research and industry.