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Physiotherapists work to maintain and promote people's health. They also help restore function and independence when people have a disability or problem caused by physical, neurological (related to the brain and nervous system) or other disorders. Their work covers all ages from small premature babies to the elderly.


Physiotherapists with one to six years’ experience usually earn

$46K-$69K per year

Senior physiotherapists with more than six years’ experience usually earn

$69K-$95K per year

Source: Northern District Health Board/PSA.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a physiotherapist are good due to a strong demand for their services.
Inge Bahle lifts a patient's leg in the air as the patient lays on a treatment table

Physiotherapists teach patients a range of exercises to help with treatment

Last updated 1 February 2016