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Ireland

Physiotherapist (Ireland)

  • Generic name of profession

    Title:
    Physiotherapist
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Physiotherapist
    Translation(s):
    undefined
    Country:
    Ireland
    Region:
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

     
    EU Law :
    None
    National legislation:

    SI 139 of 2008 (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2008/si/139/made/en/print);

    SI 166 of 2008 (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2008/si/166/made/en/print).

    (Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2005/act/27/enacted/en/html)

    Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Act 2012 http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2012/act/46/enacted/en/html)

    Health Identifiers Act 2014

    http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2014/act/15/enacted/en/print#sec36

    Health Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2014

    http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2014/act/33/enacted/en/html

    Useful link:
    http://www.coru.ie

    Regulation

     
    Type of regulation :
    N/A

    Recognition

     
    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS4 - Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Yes
    Justification for Article 7.4:

    Public health and safety

  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Physiotherapists provide services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan.  This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, pain, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors.  Physiotherapists use mainly physical means such as exercise, manipulation, mobilisation, massage and electrotherapy to help patients achieve their full potential. 

     

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