Neurological physiotherapists manage people with movement disorders as a result of injuries and diseases of the brain, spinal cord and the broader neuromuscular system. Therapists work with people across a broad range of issues, ranging from sports injuries to those who have severe brain or spinal cord damage from trauma or neurological diseases. Career opportunities exist in acute and rehabilitation hospitals, private practice, research and management.
The neurology group supports neurological physiotherapists and includes a network of five state-based committees who convene regular professional development lectures and courses. These develop knowledge in areas such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, peripheral nerve lesions, dizziness and other diseases (such as Parkinson’s disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome and multiple sclerosis). They teach skills in movement analysis and assessment of underlining impairments—providing tools for neurological physiotherapists to treat a broad range of movement problems.
Neurological physiotherapy promises a career of immense interest and challenge at the cutting edge of research into how the brain and nervous system works and repairs. The neurology group supports members’ careers by providing national and international opportunities to network with experienced clinicians, academics and researchers.
Benefits of membership
- Quarterly e-news to keep you up-to-date with the latest news from the group
- Attend professional development activities at the group rate
- Career pathway opportunity via the APA’s titling and specialisation process
To join, or for more information, contact the APA on 1300 306 622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.