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кинезитерапевт (Bulgaria)

  • Generic name of profession

  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    kinesitherapist (EN)
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:

    Health Act; Ordinance on the uniform state requirements for the acquisition of higher education in the major Kinesitherapy for educational and qualification degrees “Bachelor” and “Master” from the professional field Public Health; Ordinance No 4 of 06.04.2006 on the professional competence of the persons completed higher education in the major “kinesitherapy”

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    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities and protected title


    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):
    Justification for Article 7.4:

    The professional activities of the kinesitherapist in healthcare facilities are directly related to the health of the patients and it is important to ensure that the kinesitherapist has the necessary education, knowledge and skills to perform the respective professional activities.

  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Дейностите, които кинезитерапевтът извършва в лечебно заведение, включват: кинезиологичен анализ; прилагане и контролиране изпълнението на кинезитерапевтична програма, изготвена съвместно с лекаря – специалист по Физикална и рехабилитационна медицина (включваща изотонични, изометрични и изокинетични физически упражнения, мануални мобилизационни техники на периферните стави – мекотъканни, мобилизации и тракции, релаксиращи и улесняващи техники – постизометрична релаксация на периферни стави и проприоцептивно нервно-мускулно улесняване, класически масаж и др.), участие в ресоциализацията на пациентите и хората с трайни увреждания и др.


    The activities performed by kinesitherapists at healthcare facilities include: kinesiological analysis; application and monitoring of the implementation of the kinesitherapeutic programme designed jointly with the doctor – specialist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (including isotonic, isometric and isokinetic physical exercises, manual mobilization techniques of peripheral joints – soft tissue, mobilizations and traction, relaxation and facilitating techniques – postisometric relaxation of peripheral joints and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, classical massage, etc.), participation in the re-socialization of patients and people with permanent disability, etc.

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