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Jamaica Physiotherapy Association

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The Jamaica Physiotherapy Association was formed in 1964 and has been a member of World Physiotherapy since 1970. The association is part of our North America Caribbean region.

World Physiotherapy member since

1970

Year members reported

2020

Number of physiotherapist members

89

Contact details

  • telephone (876) 837 6826

    Jamaica: a profile of the profession in 2020

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    RPT - Registered Physiotherapist

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    Physiotherapist

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    RPT

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    Physical Therapist

    About Jamaica Physiotherapy Association and the physiotherapy profession in Jamaica

    Practising physiotherapists in the country/territory

    550 (estimated)

    1.87

    Per 10,000 population

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    % female

    72%

    In this country/territory

    70%

    In this region

    63%

    Globally

    Physiotherapist members in this member organisation (MO)

    89

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    % female

    74%

    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

    3

    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

    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

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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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    Limitations

    A referral from a medical doctor is required for all contact with Physiotherapy.

    Special interest groups recognised by the member organisation

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events

    Profile of the profession in this region

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    Bahamas

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    30 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    1.92 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    83% (>80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    85% (>80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

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

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The 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?

    Yes

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

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Barbados

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    35 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    1.92 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    86% (>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?

    17.44 (15-20)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

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

    Is direct access permitted?

    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

    Bermuda

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    20 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    7.82 (5-10)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    80% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    80% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    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

    Canada

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    11,974 (>10000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    6.83 (5-10)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    69% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    72% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Masters degree

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

    2.02 (1-5)

    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

    Curaçao

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    45 (<100)

    Guyana

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    41 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.53 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    85% (>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?

    6.42 (5-10)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

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

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    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

    Haiti

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    39 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.09 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    72% (60-80%)

    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?

    0.9 (<1)

    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?

    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

    Jamaica

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    89 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    1.87 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    74% (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?

    1.7 (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 World Physiotherapy standard

    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

    Panama

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    81 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    3.97 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    81% (>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?

    4.79 (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?

    Yes

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

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Puerto Rico

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    115 (100-1000)

    St Lucia

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    14 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.88 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    93% (>80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    88% (>80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    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?

    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

    Suriname

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    51 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    1.51 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    78% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    77% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

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

    8.68 (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?

    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

    Trinidad and Tobago

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    55 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.67 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    67% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    70% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    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?

    Yes

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

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    United States

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    64,789 (>10000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    6.84 (5-10)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    65% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    70% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Professional doctorate

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

    3.91 (1-5)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

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

    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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