physiotherapy assistant




Physiotherapy assistants work under supervision, within defined contexts using agreed treatment protocols and procedures such as collecting client data and maintaining the equipment required in physiotherapy interventions. The overall responsibility is retained by the delegating professional.

Scope notes

Excludes physiotherapist.

Alternative label

  • respiratory physiotherapy assistant

  • physiotherapist assistant

  • neurological physiotherapy assistant

  • physiotherapy rehabilitation assistant

  • therapy assistant

  • occupational physiotherapy assistant

  • remedial physiotherapy assistant

  • neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy assistant

  • physiotherapy care assistant

  • manipulative physiotherapy assistant

  • geriatric therapy assistant

  • neuromuscular physiotherapy assistant

  • cardiovascular physiotherapy assistant

  • assistant physiotherapist

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences



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