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Physiotherapist Physical Therapists or physiotherapists are autonomous, primary health-care professionals who are experts in movement and function of the body. Physiotherapists work with patients of all ages and a spectrum of health conditions. Physiotherapists treat and manage acute injuries such as ankle sprains, knee injuries and other fractures, but also chronic conditions such as lower back pain, diabetes or heart disease. Education, consultation, and injury prevention is also an integral part of the scope of work of physiotherapists.

Physiotherapists work in a broad range of settings such as private clinics, home care, rehabilitation, hospital in- and out-patient departments, emergency and intensive-care units, various manufacturing facilities, and child development centers. Also, in Switzerland in hospitals and EMS (établissements médico sociaux) that are institutions for elderly people.