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Physiothérapeute (Switzerland)

  • Generic name of profession

  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Physiotherapeut (DE)
    Physiotherapist (EN)
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    REGULATION (EU) No 290/2012
    National legislation:
    Cantonal legislations on public health; please ask the contact point for any reference to cantonal legislation
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    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Justification for Article 7.4:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    Le physiothérapeute soigne, sur prescription médicale, les patients atteints dans leur santé physique à la suite d'un accident ou d'une maladie. Par différentes techniques thérapeutiques, il leur permet de retrouver la qualité des mouvements de leurs articulations et de leurs muscles, d'utiliser à défaut des moyens auxiliaires de suppléance fonctionnelle, de diminuer la douleur et finalement de reprendre les activités quotidiennes. Il prodigue aussi des conseils dans le cadre d'activités de prévention en santé publique, dans les entreprises (ergonomie, confort de la place de travail), à l'école (éducation posturale), etc.
    Physiotherapists help patients to physically recover from an accident or illness. Using different thera-peutic techniques, they work to restore the quality of movement of a person's joints and muscles. They also use basic auxiliary means of functional substitution, alleviate pain and help the person to eventually resume daily activities. They also provide public health prevention tips in companies (ergonomics, comfort in the workplace) and schools (postural education), etc. (EN)
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