French National Council of Physiotherapists (2022)

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France: a profile of the profession in 2021 Professional titles protected by law About French National Council of Physiotherapists and the physiotherapy profession in France Physiotherapy professional entry level education Regulation Practice Physiotherapists are permitted to Direct access Special interest groups recognised by the member organisation Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events Profile of the profession in this region Accessible version of data Albania How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Austria How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Belgium How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Bosnia and Herzegovina How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Bulgaria How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Croatia How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Cyprus How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Czech Republic How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Denmark How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Estonia How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Finland How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? France How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Georgia How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Germany How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Greece How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Hungary How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Iceland How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Ireland How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Israel How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Italy How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Jordan How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Kosovo How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Latvia How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Lebanon How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Liechtenstein How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? Lithuania How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Luxembourg How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Malta How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Montenegro How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? Netherlands How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Norway How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Palestine How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Poland How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Portugal How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Romania How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Slovakia How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Slovenia How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Spain How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Sweden How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Switzerland How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Syria How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Turkey How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? Ukraine How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? United Kingdom How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have? How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population? What proportion of physiotherapist members are female? What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female? What is the minimum qualification required to practice? How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population? Is registration required to practice? Which authority defines scope of practice? Is practice guided by specified standards of practice? Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice? Is direct access permitted? Do support personnel work with physiotherapists? Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice? Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services? Related content Video: member organisations COVID-19 information hub Europe region

France: a profile of the profession in 2021

French National Council of Physiotherapists (1)Download profileFrench National Council of Physiotherapists (2)Data disclaimerData correct as at 30 June 2021

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About French National Council of Physiotherapists and the physiotherapy profession in France

Practising physiotherapists in the country/territory

100,000 (estimated)

14.93

Per 10,000 population

French National Council of Physiotherapists (4)

% female

51%

In this country/territory

66%

In this region

62%

Globally

Physiotherapist members in this member organisation (MO)

97,421

French National Council of Physiotherapists (5)

% female

51%

In this MO

65%

In MOs in this region

59%

In MOs globally

Physiotherapy professional entry level education

Minimum qualification required to practice

Masters degree

Equivalent fulltime years

5

Number of programmes

53

Entry level physiotherapy education programmes

https://www.ordremk.fr/je-suis-etudiant/etudes/devenir-kinesitherapeute/

Regulation

* = Continuing Professional Development

French National Council of Physiotherapists (6)

Registration required to practice

French National Council of Physiotherapists (7)

CPD* required for re-registration

French National Council of Physiotherapists (8)

CPD* required for membership

What is required to practice in the country/territory?

To practice in France is compulsory to be registered with the order of physiotherapists https://www.ordremk.fr/je-suis-kinesitherapeute/exercice/minscrire-a-lordre

Practice

Which authority defines scope of practice

Your organisation

French National Council of Physiotherapists (9)

Standards of practice

The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

French National Council of Physiotherapists (10)

Education for autonomous practice

All programmes

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Legislation supports private practice

Physiotherapists are permitted to

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    Act as first contact/autonomous practitioners

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    Assess patients/clients

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    Make a diagnosis

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    Offer preventative advice/services

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    Refer to other specialists/services

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    Treat (interventions, advice and evaluation of outcome)

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    Provide telehealth services

Direct access

*Direct access means a person can refer themselves to a physiotherapist without referral from another health professional

French National Council of Physiotherapists (19)

Direct access* permitted?

French National Council of Physiotherapists (20)

Can people self refer to physiotherapists in private practice?

Will this be reimbursed?

In part

French National Council of Physiotherapists (21)

Can people self refer to physiotherapists in the public system?

French National Council of Physiotherapists (22)

Limitations

Always, except in case of general emergency or specifically in case of emergency for low back pain and sprained ankle

Special interest groups recognised by the member organisation

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    Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy

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    Educators in physiotherapy

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    Orthopaedics/manual therapy

  • French National Council of Physiotherapists (26)

    Older people

  • French National Council of Physiotherapists (27)

    Oncology/palliative care and HIV

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    Pain management

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    Paediatrics

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    Sports physiotherapy

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    Womens health

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    Neurology

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    Occupational health and ergonomics

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events

https://www.agencedpc.fr/

National agency for CPD

Profile of the profession in this region

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Albania

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

80 (<100)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

0.77 (<1)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

60% (40-60%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

55% (40-60%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Masters degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

10.47 (10-15)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

No

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

No

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

No

Austria

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

5,609 (1000-10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

18.68 (15-20)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

77% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

70% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

5.09 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, More than one

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

No

Is direct access permitted?

No

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Belgium

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

4,973 (1000-10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

31.11 (>20)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

67% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

60% (40-60%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Masters degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

7 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

No

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

No

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Bosnia and Herzegovina

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

268 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

1.65 (1-5)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

54% (40-60%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

51% (40-60%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

31.59 (>20)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, Some programmes (Some)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Bulgaria

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

262 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

5.69 (5-10)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

63% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

63% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

1.42 (1-5)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, Some programmes (Some)

Is direct access permitted?

No

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

No

Croatia

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

1,975 (1000-10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

4.83 (1-5)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

63% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

63% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

11 (10-15)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Member organisation

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The World Physiotherapy standard

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Cyprus

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

901 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

9.04 (5-10)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

50% (40-60%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

50% (40-60%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

8.41 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Cyprus Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Establishments Registration CouncilMinistry of Health (Other)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

Yes

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Czech Republic

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

820 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

7.53 (5-10)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

61% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

75% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

6.12 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

No

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Denmark

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

13,116 (>10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

26.25 (>20)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

69% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

72% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

8.62 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Estonia

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

451 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

6.81 (5-10)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

93% (>80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

78% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

11.36 (10-15)

Is registration required to practice?

No

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Not defined

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

No

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

No

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Finland

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

6,132 (1000-10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

21.75 (>20)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

81% (>80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

82% (>80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

13.59 (10-15)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, More than one

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Yes

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

France

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

97,421 (>10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

14.93 (10-15)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

51% (40-60%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

51% (40-60%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Masters degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

3.96 (1-5)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Member organisation

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

Yes

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Georgia

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

216 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

1.11 (1-5)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

72% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

60% (40-60%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

8.04 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

No

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

No

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Yes

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

No

Germany

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

21,502 (>10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

24.48 (>20)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

65% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

73% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Diploma

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

16.1 (15-20)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

No

Is direct access permitted?

No

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Greece

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

3,625 (1000-10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

9.15 (5-10)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

54% (40-60%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

54% (40-60%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

2.33 (1-5)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

No

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

Yes

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

No

Hungary

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

970 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

6.18 (5-10)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

94% (>80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

89% (>80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

4.09 (1-5)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

No

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Iceland

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

666 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

19.8 (15-20)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

71% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

70% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Masters degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

14.14 (10-15)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

A partnership between a regulation/licensing/registration body and your organisation (Partnership)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The World Physiotherapy standard

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Ireland

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

3,162 (1000-10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

10.5 (10-15)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

50% (40-60%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

50% (40-60%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

6.18 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The World Physiotherapy standard

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Israel

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

748 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

6.75 (5-10)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

65% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

75% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

5.63 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The World Physiotherapy standard

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Italy

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

7,398 (1000-10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

11.06 (10-15)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

53% (40-60%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

52% (40-60%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

3.48 (1-5)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

No

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Jordan

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

72 (<100)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

2.36 (1-5)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

47% (40-60%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

38% (20-40%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Diploma

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

3.01 (1-5)

Is registration required to practice?

No

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

No

Is direct access permitted?

No

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

No

Kosovo

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

700 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

3.79 (1-5)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

56% (40-60%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

56% (40-60%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

5.42 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

Yes

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

No

Latvia

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

1,242 (1000-10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

9.01 (5-10)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

80% (>80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

80% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

7.79 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

No

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

No

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Lebanon

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

1,428 (1000-10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

2.08 (1-5)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

64% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

64% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

6.57 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, Some programmes (Some)

Is direct access permitted?

No

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

Yes

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

No

Liechtenstein

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

102 (100-1000)

Lithuania

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

91 (<100)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

4.27 (1-5)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

90% (>80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

76% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

19.72 (15-20)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, Some programmes (Some)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Luxembourg

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

869 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

29.29 (>20)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

54% (40-60%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

53% (40-60%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Masters degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

16.45 (15-20)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

No

Malta

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

92 (<100)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

12.22 (10-15)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

49% (40-60%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

66% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

20.68 (>20)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The World Physiotherapy member organisation specific standard

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Yes

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Montenegro

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

361 (100-1000)

Netherlands

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

15,386 (>10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

21.7 (>20)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

58% (40-60%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

59% (40-60%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

3.48 (1-5)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, More than one

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Norway

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

8,540 (1000-10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

25.32 (>20)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

75% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

68% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

4.7 (1-5)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Palestine

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

1,706 (1000-10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

3.73 (1-5)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

62% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

62% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Diploma

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

5.47 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

No

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

No

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

No

Is direct access permitted?

No

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

Yes

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Poland

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

71,258 (>10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

18.76 (15-20)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

74% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

74% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Masters degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

17.11 (15-20)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Member organisation

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

Yes

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Portugal

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

867 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

13.14 (10-15)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

74% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

74% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

9.73 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The World Physiotherapy standard

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Romania

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

5,561 (1000-10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

2.04 (1-5)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

63% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

64% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

1.8 (1-5)

Is registration required to practice?

No

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Member organisation

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

No

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

No

Is direct access permitted?

No

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

Yes

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Slovakia

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

402 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

6.5 (5-10)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

69% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

66% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

13.77 (10-15)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

No

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Slovenia

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

501 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

7.74 (5-10)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

82% (>80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

72% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

14.51 (10-15)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, More than one

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

No

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Spain

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

6,854 (1000-10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

12.8 (10-15)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

66% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

63% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

6.1 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

No

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Sweden

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

11,012 (>10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

16.79 (15-20)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

78% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

77% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

3.93 (1-5)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The World Physiotherapy member organisation specific standard

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Yes

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Switzerland

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

9,306 (1000-10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

21.14 (>20)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

72% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

72% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

2.94 (1-5)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, More than one

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Yes

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

Syria

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

480 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

0.59 (<1)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

56% (40-60%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

40% (20-40%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

0.59 (<1)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

Yes

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

No

Turkey

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

1,396 (1000-10000)

Ukraine

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

142 (100-1000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

0.67 (<1)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

54% (40-60%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

50% (40-60%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Masters degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

7.62 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

No

Which authority defines scope of practice?

Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

No

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

No

Is direct access permitted?

Private only

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

United Kingdom

How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

53,486 (>10000)

How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

8.81 (5-10)

What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

71% (60-80%)

What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

73% (60-80%)

What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

Bachelors degree

How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

7.07 (5-10)

Is registration required to practice?

Yes

Which authority defines scope of practice?

One or more independent regulation/licensing/registration authorities (Independent)

Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

Yes, All programmes (Yes)

Is direct access permitted?

Yes

Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

Yes

Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

No

Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

Yes

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