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Israeli Association of Physiotherapists

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The Israeli Association of Physiotherapists has been a member of World Physiotherapy since 1956 and is part of our Europe region.

The association hosted our 9th general meeting in 1978.

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The Israeli Association of Physiotherapists recognises the following subgroups:

Year established

1959

World Physiotherapy member since

1956

Year members reported

2020

Number of physiotherapist members

750

Contact details

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    About Israeli Association of Physiotherapists and the physiotherapy profession in Israel

    Practising physiotherapists in the country/territory

    5,000

    5.63

    Per 10,000 population

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    % female

    54%

    In this country/territory

    67%

    In this region

    63%

    Globally

    Physiotherapist members in this member organisation (MO)

    750

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    % female

    53%

    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

    13

    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

    The World Physiotherapy 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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    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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