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Médico especialista en medicina física y rehabilitación (Spain)

  • Generic name of profession

    Doctor of Medicine
    harmonised training required here:
    Specialist medical training (Article 25 of Directive 2005/36/EC)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Médico especialista en medicina física y rehabilitación
    Generic category in Annex V: Physiotherapy (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

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

    Ley 44/2003

    Real Decreto 183/2008

    Real Decreto 127/1984

    Orden SCO/846/2008

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
    Qualification level:
    PSM - Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    La Medicina Física y Rehabilitación es una especialidad médica a la que concierne el diagnóstico, evaluación, prevención y tratamiento de la incapacidad con el objeto de facilitar, mantener y recuperar el mayor grado de capacidad funcional e independencia posible a los pacientes afectados por la misma.

    Sus actividades se centran fundamentalmente, en las enfermedades y problemas que afectan a los sistemas musculoesquelético, neurológico, cardíaco y vascular, respiratorio y endocrino, abordando asimismo disfunciones urogenitales, por dolor y cáncer, por quemaduras, transplantes y amputaciones.

    Utilizando la Medicina Física,  los medios farmacológicos.y las medidas físicas no ionizantes y  la rehabilitación , favoreciendo la integración social del discapacitado en la comunidad.



    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a medical specialty which concerns the diagnosis, evaluation, prevention and treatment of disability in order to facilitate, support and recover both functional capacity and independence of affected patients to a major degree.

    Its activities focus mainly on the diseases and problems that affect the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiac and vascular, respiratory and endocrine systems, also addressing urogenital dysfunctions, for pain and cancer, burns, transplants and amputations.

    Using Physical Medicine, pharmacological means and physical non-ionising measures and rehabilitation promotes social integration of the disabled in the community.

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