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Fizioterapevt (Slovenia)

  • Generic name of profession

  • Identification

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

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :

    Profession is regulated by national legislation

    National legislation:

    Health Services Act  (Official gazete RS, no. 23/05 – official consolidated text, 15/08 – ZPacP, 23/08, 58/08 – ZZdrS-E, 77/08 – ZDZdr, 40/12 – ZUJF, 14/13, 88/16 – ZdZPZD in 64/17)

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    Type of regulation :


    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:

    The purpose of verification before the first provision of services is to prevent damage to the health and safety of the recipient of services due to the insufficient professional qualification of the service provider.

  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    samostojno izvajanje fizioterapevtske dejavnosti ob upoštevanju indikacij in kontraindikacij postopkov, metod in tehnik fizioterapevtske obravnave, vzdrževanje, vzpostavljanje in izboljševanje psihofizičnih sposobnosti ter zmogljivosti zdravih, motenih v razvoju in drugače bolnih, - sestavljanje fizioterapevtskega programa za bolnika na osnovi ocene funkcij sistemov in osebnih značilnosti bolnika, - uporabljanje metod in tehnik gibalne terapije in fizikalnih energij, s katerimi vzpodbuja ali zavira fiziološke mehanizme in vzpostavlja njihovo ravnovesje, - postavljanje ciljev fizioterapevtske obravnave s sodelovanjem bolnika oziroma uporabnika storitve,


    independent practice of physiotherapy as a form of healthcare maintaining, restoring or improving psychophysical abilities and efficiency in healthy people, in people suffering from motor development or other disorders -determining physical therapy treatment for a patient based on an evaluation of the patient’s motor development, functional capacity and personal characteristics -using various physical therapy methods, techniques and physical energies in order to stimulate or impede physiological mechanisms and balance them -setting goals of physiotherapy treatment with patient’s cooperation -contributing towards making a precise diagnosis and prognosis based on an evaluation of information, and conferring with the physician or other medical team members -evaluating effects of single physiotherapy treatments and necessary adjustments -planning, carrying out and reviewing preventive health-educational programmes and monitoring on a regular basis when necessary

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