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Member organisation

Norwegian Physiotherapist Association

Norsk FysioterapeutforbundNorwayEurope
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The Norwegian Physiotherapist Association (NPA) is one of our founding members and is part of our Europe region.

Subgroups

The NPA recognises the following subgroups:

Year established

1936

World Physiotherapy member since

1951

Year members reported

2020

Number of physiotherapist members

7,175

Norway: a profile of the profession in 2020

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Fysioterapeut

About Norwegian Physiotherapist Association and the physiotherapy profession in Norway

Practising physiotherapists in the country/territory

13,223

24.88

Per 10,000 population

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% female

68%

In this country/territory

67%

In this region

63%

Globally

Physiotherapist members in this member organisation (MO)

7,175

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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

5

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 standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

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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

Special interest groups recognised by the member organisation

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events

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