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Georgian Association of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

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The Georgian Association of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation has been a member of World Physiotherapy since 2019 and is part of our Europe region.

Year established

2017

World Physiotherapy member since

2019

Year members reported

2020

Number of physiotherapist members

199

Contact details

      Georgia: a profile of the profession in 2020

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      ზოგადი რეაბილიტოლოგი (Bachelor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

      About Georgian Association of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation and the physiotherapy profession in Georgia

      Practising physiotherapists in the country/territory

      350 (estimated)

      0.94

      Per 10,000 population

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      % female

      71%

      In this country/territory

      67%

      In this region

      63%

      Globally

      Physiotherapist members in this member organisation (MO)

      199

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      % female

      82%

      In this MO

      66%

      In MOs in this region

      61%

      In MOs globally

      Physiotherapy professional entry level education

      Minimum qualification required to practice

      Bachelors degree

      Equivalent fulltime years

      4

      Number of programmes

      7

      Regulation

      * = Continuing Professional Development

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      Registration required to practice

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      CPD* required for re-registration

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      CPD* required for membership

      Practice

      Which authority defines scope of practice

      Ministry of Health or another government department

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      Standards of practice

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      Education for autonomous practice

      All programmes

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      Legislation to prevent private practice

      Physiotherapists are permitted to

      Direct access

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

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      Direct access* permitted?

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      Can people self refer to physiotherapists in private practice?

      Will this be reimbursed?

      No

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      Can people self refer to physiotherapists in the public system?

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      Albania

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      83 (<100)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      1.75 (1-5)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      57% (40-60%)

      What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

      55% (40-60%)

      What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

      Bachelors 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?

      5,260 (1000-10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      17.61 (15-20)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      77% (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?

      6.22 (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?

      4,744 (1000-10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      31.11 (>20)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      69% (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?

      232 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      1.65 (1-5)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      55% (40-60%)

      What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

      55% (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?

      278 (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?

      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

      Croatia

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      1,975 (1000-10000)

      Cyprus

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      1,075 (1000-10000)

      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?

      51% (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 Council http://www.cyprus-seff.org/greek/pages.php?pid=10 and The ministry of Health https://www.moh.gov.cy/moh/moh.nsf/index_en/index_en (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?

      603 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      8.47 (5-10)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      89% (>80%)

      What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

      67% (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?

      No

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

      No

      Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

      No

      Denmark

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      12,749 (>10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      26 (>20)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      70% (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?

      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?

      350 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      7.57 (5-10)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      93% (>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?

      7.57 (5-10)

      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?

      6,170 (1000-10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      21.75 (>20)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      82% (>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?

      91,333 (>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?

      55% (40-60%)

      What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

      Masters degree

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

      3.58 (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?

      199 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      0.94 (<1)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      83% (>80%)

      What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

      71% (60-80%)

      What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

      Bachelors degree

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

      9.38 (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?

      21,430 (>10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      24 (>20)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      66% (60-80%)

      What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

      74% (60-80%)

      What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

      Diploma

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

      16.4 (15-20)

      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?

      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

      Greece

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      3,242 (1000-10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      8.41 (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)

      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?

      882 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      5.7 (5-10)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      95% (>80%)

      What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

      95% (>80%)

      What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

      Bachelors degree

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

      3.58 (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?

      622 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      19.23 (15-20)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      71% (60-80%)

      What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

      66% (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

      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?

      3,132 (1000-10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      10.51 (10-15)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      72% (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?

      8.24 (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?

      750 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      5.63 (5-10)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      53% (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?

      7.32 (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?

      6,959 (1000-10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      10.25 (10-15)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      55% (40-60%)

      What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

      53% (40-60%)

      What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

      Bachelors degree

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

      3.23 (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?

      123 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      2.51 (1-5)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      59% (40-60%)

      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?

      3.52 (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?

      698 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      3.78 (1-5)

      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?

      2.71 (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?

      Yes

      Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

      No

      Latvia

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      872 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      6.75 (5-10)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      92% (>80%)

      What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

      85% (>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?

      1,247 (1000-10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      1.82 (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?

      11.68 (10-15)

      Is registration required to practice?

      Yes

      Which authority defines scope of practice?

      Ministry 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, 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)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      26.91 (>20)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      78% (60-80%)

      What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

      78% (60-80%)

      What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

      Diploma

      Is registration required to practice?

      No

      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 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?

      Yes

      Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

      Yes

      Lithuania

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      71 (<100)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      4.3 (1-5)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      89% (>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?

      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?

      777 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      19.75 (15-20)

      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?

      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)

      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?

      No

      Malta

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      119 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      10.34 (10-15)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      60% (40-60%)

      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?

      10.34 (10-15)

      Is registration required to practice?

      Yes

      Which authority defines scope of practice?

      Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

      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

      Montenegro

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      361 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      5.8 (5-10)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      69% (60-80%)

      What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

      69% (60-80%)

      What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

      Bachelors degree

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

      16.07 (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 World Physiotherapy standard

      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?

      Yes

      Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

      Yes

      Netherlands

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      16,180 (>10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      20.77 (>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?

      3.77 (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?

      7,175 (1000-10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      24.88 (>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

      Poland

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      68,529 (>10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      18.04 (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?

      6.58 (5-10)

      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?

      888 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      13.69 (10-15)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      74% (60-80%)

      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?

      9.24 (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?

      4,607 (1000-10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      2.37 (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?

      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?

      0.74 (<1)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      75% (60-80%)

      What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

      75% (60-80%)

      What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

      Diploma

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

      10.1 (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?

      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

      Slovenia

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      706 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      6.98 (5-10)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      95% (>80%)

      What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

      87% (>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?

      6,438 (1000-10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      12.23 (10-15)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      66% (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?

      6.31 (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?

      11,063 (>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?

      76% (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?

      9,408 (1000-10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      21.14 (>20)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      74% (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?

      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

      Syria

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      41 (<100)

      Turkey

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      1,396 (1000-10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      3.16 (1-5)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      69% (60-80%)

      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?

      3.95 (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?

      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?

      No

      Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

      Yes

      Ukraine

      How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

      127 (100-1000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      0.67 (<1)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      56% (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?

      No

      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?

      50,232 (>10000)

      How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

      8.3 (5-10)

      What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

      74% (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?

      6.84 (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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