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Belgium

Kinésithérapeute / kinesitherapeut (Belgium)

  • Generic name of profession

    Title:
    Physiotherapist
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Kinésithérapeute / kinesitherapeut
    Translation(s):
    Physiotherapist (EN)
    Country:
    Belgium
    Region:
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

     
    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:
    Article 43 de la loi coordonnée du 10 mai 2015 relative à l'exercice des professions des soins de santé / Artikel 43 van de gecoördineerde wet van 10 mei 2015 betreffende de uitoefening van de gezondheidszorgberoepen
    Useful link:
    http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/cgi_loi/change_lg.pl?language=fr&la=F&cn=2015051006&table_name=loi

    Regulation

     
    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities and protected title

    Recognition

     
    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):
    No
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
    No
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    La fonction de kinésithérapeute comprend : 1° des interventions systématiques destinées à remédier à des troubles fonctionnels de nature musculo-squelettique, neurophysiologique, respiratoire, cardiovasculaire et psychomotrice par l'application d'une ou plusieurs des formes suivantes de thérapie : a) la mobilisation, qui consiste à faire exécuter des mouvements au patient, à des fins médicales, avec ou sans assistance physique; b) la massothérapie, qui consiste à soumettre le patient à des techniques de massage, à des fins médicales; c) les thérapies physiques, consistent à appliquer au patient, à des fins médicales, des stimuli physiques non invasifs tels que les courants électriques, les rayonnements électro-magnétiques, les ultra-sons, le chaud et le froid ou la balnéation; 2° des examens et des bilans de motricité du patient visant à contribuer à l'établissement d'un diagnostic par un médecin ou à instaurer un traitement constitué d'interventions visées au 1°; 3° la conception et la mise au point de traitements constitués d'interventions visées au 1°; 4° la kinésithérapie périnatale et la rééducation abdomino-pelvienne.
    Translation(s):
    The function of the physiotherapist comprises: 1° systematic interventions to remedy functional disorders of the musculoskeletal in nature, neurophysiological, respiratory, cardiovascular and psychomotor by applying one or more of the following forms of therapy: a) mobilization, which is to perform movements to the patient for medical purposes, with or without physical assistance; b) massage therapy, which involves subjecting the patient to massage techniques, for medical purposes; c) physical therapies, which are to apply to the patient, medical, non-invasive physical stimuli such as electrical currents, electromagnetic radiation, ultrasound, hot and cold or bathing; 2° exams and patient's motor skills assessments to help establish a diagnosis by a doctor or to initiate treatment consisting of interventions described in 1°; 3° design and development of treatments consisting of interventions referred to in 1°; 4° perinatal physiotherapy and abdominal pelvic rehabilitation. (EN)
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