Physiotherapists (NOC 3142)

Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.

Interests

Methodical (M)

Methodical persons like to have clear rules and organized methods to guide their activities. They prefer working under the direction or supervision of others according to given instructions, or to be guided by established policies and procedures. Methodical persons like to work on one thing until it is completed. They enjoy following a set routine and prefer work that is free from the unexpected.

Directive (I)

Innovative persons like to explore things in depth and arrive at solutions to problems by experimenting. They are interested in initiating and creating different ways to solve questions and present information. They enjoy scientific subjects. Innovative persons prefer to be challenged with new and unexpected experiences. They adjust to change easily.

Social (S)

Social persons like dealing with people. They enjoy caring for and assisting others in identifying their needs and solving their concerns. Social persons like working and co-operating with others. They prefer to be involved in work that requires interpersonal contact.

Physical activities

Near vision (V2)

Work activities are performed near the worker. The scope of the visual field is broader than in Close visual acuity (1).

Not relevant (C0)

Colour discrimination is not relevant in the performance of the work.

Verbal interaction (H2)

Work activities involve communication with colleagues, clients and/or the public on a regular basis.

Other body positions (B4)

Work activities involve body postures other than, or in addition to, Sitting (1) and Standing and/or walking (2) such as bending, stooping, kneeling and crouching.

Multiple limb co-ordination (L2)

Work activities are carried out by co-ordinating the movements of upper limb(s) simultaneously with lower limb(s).

Medium (S3)

Work activities involve handling loads between 10 kg and 20 kg.

Aptitudes

G V N S P Q K F M
2 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 3

Data, people, things

Co-ordinating (D1)

Determining time, place and sequence of operations or actions to be taken based on analysis of data executing determinations and/or reporting events.

Instructing - Consulting (P2)

Teaching subject matter to others, giving advice or training others (including animals) through explanation, demonstration and supervised practice; making recommendations on the basis of subject matter expertise.

Operating - Manipulating (C4)

Using the body, tools or special devices to operate equipment or move, guide, install and place objects or materials. Requires a significant combination of motor co ordination and manual and finger dexterity. Involves some latitude for judgment with regard to precision and selection of appropriate tool, object or material.

Environmental conditions

Regulated inside climate (L1)

A normal controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.

Note

Physiotherapists may focus their practice in particular clinical areas such as neurology, oncology, rheumatology, orthopedics, obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics, in the treatment of patients with cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary disorders, burns or sports injuries and in the field of ergonomics.