The current planning system guarantees wide and rapid employment opportunities in both the public and private sector.
Possibility of working in rehabilitation facilities of AUSLs or private hospitals or clinics, either strictly neurological (e.g. head traumas, strokes, myelopathies, peripheral neuropathies, degenerative diseases), or orthopaedic (spinal diseases, arthroplasty), or specialist internal medicine (e.g. cardiological, respiratory, post-surgical rehabilitation).
Possibility of working in public or private rehabilitation facilities on an outpatient basis (patients suffering from neurological or other diseases but manageable on an outpatient basis).
Possible use in sports facilities (federations or clubs of different kinds and specialities, for normally able-bodied or differently-abled athletes).
The course aims to produce health professionals who perform, independently or in cooperation with other health professionals, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation interventions in the areas of motor, upper cortical and visceral functions resulting from pathological events of various aetiologies, whether congenital or acquired.
With reference to the doctor's diagnosis and prescriptions, within the scope of his/her competences, the physiotherapist:
a) draws up, also in a multidisciplinary team, the definition of the rehabilitation programme aimed at identifying and overcoming the health needs of the disabled person;
b) autonomously practices therapeutic activities for the functional re-education of motor, psychomotor and cognitive disabilities, using physical, manual, massage and occupational therapies;
c) proposes the adoption of prostheses and aids, trains in their use and verifies their effectiveness;
d) verifies the correspondence of the rehabilitation methodology implemented to the functional recovery objectives.
He/she carries out study, teaching and professional consultancy activities, in health services and in those where his/her professional skills are required.