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Member organisation

Pakistan Physical Therapy Association

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The Pakistan Physical Therapy Association has been a member of World Physiotherapy since 2011 and is part of our Asia Western Pacific region.

Year established

2008

World Physiotherapy member since

2011

Year members reported

2022

Number of physiotherapist members

1,375

Pakistan: a profile of the profession in 2022

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Associate Professor

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About Pakistan Physical Therapy Association and the physiotherapy profession in Pakistan

Practising physiotherapists in the country/territory

1,375 (estimated)

0.06

Per 10,000 population

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% female

70%

In this country/territory

Physiotherapist members in this member organisation (MO)

1,375

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% female

70%

In this MO

Physiotherapy professional entry level education

Minimum qualification required to practice

Bachelors degree

Equivalent fulltime years

4

Number of programmes

2

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 supports 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 full

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Can people self refer to physiotherapists in the public system?

Limitations

What are the circumstances in which direct access is limited?

1-if a person has stroke, he will be reffred by his primary physician. 2- In fracture cases, referred by orthopedic for post op Rehabilitation. 3-Patients with delayed milestone reffred to physical therapy

Special interest groups recognised by the member organisation

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