Annual membership census reveals global state of the physiotherapy profession

Responses to the latest World Physiotherapy annual membership census reveal the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on physiotherapy services globally.

World Physiotherapy publishes data from its member organisations every year on a range of issues, including professional regulation, practice, education, and the number of employed physiotherapists. This data provides a comprehensive and valuable global profile of the profession. 

In 2020, the annual membership census also included questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic had impacted physiotherapy practice and the governance of World Physiotherapy’s member organisations.

The annual membership census date was 30 June 2020.

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