How much do physiotherapist earn in Canada?
Physiotherapy in Canada, which can also be called Occupational therapy or Medical rehabilitation, is undergoing a kind of sunrise due to it being a somewhat unexplored aspect of medical science. There is a great and rising demand for Physiotherapists with all kinds of patients including those recovering from surgery, and accidents and those suffering from chronic diseases such as Arthritis and Rheumatism and need the services of a Physiotherapist frequently.
Physiotherapy is a medical health care profession that deals with the restoration, maintenance, and maximization of people’s strength, function, movement, and their general wellbeing.
Physiotherapists are one of the most high in-demand jobs in Canada due to post covid rehab needs, an aging and longer working population, population growth, growing numbers of people with multiple long-term conditions and increased survival rates following stroke, trauma and cancer.
Physiotherapists are in high demand in all 11 of Canada’s provinces and territories, and as a highly skilled professional, you can expect to earn a lot of money by working an average of 36-50 hours a week.
Physiotherapists are health workers who have special skills in diagnosing and treating various illnesses that may have resulted through injury. They also take care of people with disabilities that may have occurred as a result of accidents or certain neurological and cardio-thoracic conditions resulting in a hindered ability to freely move certain body parts, especially as it relates to bones and muscles.
The average base salary of Physiotherapists is about $43.88 per hour, though this may differ depending on the location and employer. Some of the highest paying cities for Physiotherapists and their average hourly income in Canada include;
Toronto. $52.63 per hour
Edmonton. $50.61 per hour
Calgary. $48.62 per hour
Vancouver. $47.79 per hour
Ottawa. $46.24 per hour
Physiotherapists have clinical autonomy; they may access their patients, make diagnoses, provide treatment and/or prevention services, and also refer to other health services. Also, physiotherapists are permitted to offer private services to patients as long as they maintain their registration/ licensure.
To become a licensed Physiotherapist in Canada (except for Quebec) you must successfully complete the Physiotherapy Competence Examination (PCE) before you are eligible to obtain an independent license to practice in Canada and for immigrants, to obtain licensure to practice Physiotherapy in Canada, Physiotherapists trained in foreign countries must undergo credentialing through the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators.
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