Question:

Hi – is it permissible for a male to study physiotherapy and attend to female patients?

Answer:

It is permitted to study physiotherapy, and if the patient has a medical for therapy you can attend a female patient, however if it can be avoided, that is preferred. Even if you do have to attend to them, make sure that you keep things a tznius as possible, and make sure there are no yichud issues.

Sources:

Shach Y:D 157-10

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