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Physiotherapy And Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Canada is home to one of the most liveable cities on earth with Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary topping the chart. Right now Canada is a great place to invest your career in a health-care system that would give you a chance to have a very rewarding career as a physiotherapy and occupational therapy assistant. This occupation has a tremendous job opportunity at the moment and has a lot of potentials for international as well as for local students to have a better career choice. Fresh new graduates are always welcome in this profession as they are already updated with the new skills required in this field and the starting salary for the new graduates is also very competitive. There are high chances of opening up one’s own rehabilitation center with age and experiences in the long-run too.

Pharma-Medical Science College of Canada understands the demands of this occupation in recent times and has opened up a new and innovative training program- the diploma in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant.

The Physiotherapist Assistant (PTA) is a trained health care provider, who under the direction of a licensed physiotherapist works with individuals and their families to provide physiotherapy services. PTA will apply a variety of therapies in diverse health care settings, and their task is focused on treatment and prevention of physical disabilities, dysfunctional movements and pain resulting from injury, disease, disability, or other health-related conditions. The physiotherapist Assistant also documents the whole treatment plan and progress prescribed by the physiotherapist.

The Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA) is a practiced health care provider, who under the direct supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist work with individuals and their families to provide rehabilitative services to people with different mental, emotional, physical, or developmental disability. They are also responsible for documenting the overall progress of the clients and plan treatment plans according to the occupational therapist.

The Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant diploma program primarily will focus on the growth and development of the human body and the different physiotherapy methods & techniques to support clients’ independence, activities, and help in proper physical functioning. In this program, students will get the opportunity to get a good idea of the theory behind the practice of occupational therapy and physiotherapy, and side by side be able to apply the acquired knowledge through clinical experiences and practicum sessions during placements.

Students will complete their practicum sessions for 320 hours in physiotherapy clinics and rehabilitation centers after completing their classroom lecture sessions. While on placement, students gain diverse experiences and become more self-confident and in some cases receive offers of employment from the placement site if their performances are well beyond doubt. The clinical placement provides students with a golden prospect to practice their newly learned skills in a professional work setting. The placement students will assist clients and families to successfully deal with limitations during the movement for daily functioning, and promote activities (temporary or permanent), according to their physical needs.

So why wait, give yourself a chance to start a beautiful career with a noble cause!

What is the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Program?


The program offers training for careers in healthcare, focusing on assisting in physiotherapy and occupational therapy. It equips students with skills to support physical functioning and independence in clients facing various challenges due to injury, disease, or disabilities.

Who is eligible for this program?

 The program is ideal for individuals holding a Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, interested in a healthcare career. Fresh graduates are particularly welcome, as they bring new skills crucial to this field.

What career opportunities are available after completing this program?


Graduates can find significant opportunities in healthcare settings, such as physiotherapy clinics and rehabilitation centers. There’s potential for high job demand, competitive salaries, and the possibility of opening one’s own rehabilitation center with experience.

What does the practical training in the program involve?

Students undergo 320 hours of practicum sessions in physiotherapy clinics and rehabilitation centers. This hands-on experience is crucial for developing confidence, understanding real-world applications, and often leads to job offers from placement sites.

How does this program prepare students for their careers?

The program focuses on the growth and development of the human body, physiotherapy methods, and occupational therapy techniques. It combines theoretical knowledge with clinical experiences, preparing students for diverse healthcare environments and patient needs.