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Icelandic Physiotherapy Association

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Established in 1940, the Icelandic Physiotherapy Association has been a member of World Physiotherapy since 1963 and is part of our Europe region.

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The Icelandic Physiotherapy Association has member groups participating in the following World Physiotherapy subgroups:

Year established

1940

World Physiotherapy member since

1963

Year members reported

2020

Number of physiotherapist members

622

Contact details

Iceland: a profile of the profession in 2020

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About Icelandic Physiotherapy Association and the physiotherapy profession in Iceland

Practising physiotherapists in the country/territory

680 (estimated)

19.23

Per 10,000 population

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% female

66%

In this country/territory

67%

In this region

63%

Globally

Physiotherapist members in this member organisation (MO)

622

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% female

70%

In this MO

66%

In MOs in this region

61%

In MOs globally

Physiotherapy professional entry level education

Minimum qualification required to practice

Masters degree

Equivalent fulltime years

5

Number of programmes

1

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

A partnership between a regulation/licensing/registration body and the WCPT member organisation

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Standards of practice

The WCPT standard

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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?

In part

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Can people self refer to physiotherapists in the public system?

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Limitations

For prolonged therapy

Special interest groups recognised by the member organisation

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events

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