Physiotherapy is a regulated health care profession that is dedicated to helping people move better and be stronger. Physiotherapists assess and treat individuals with injuries or diseases of the body involving the muscle, bone, joint, nerve, circulatory system, heart, and/or lung systems.
Physiotherapists in Canada are highly trained having completed a Master’s degree (required since 2006) or Bachelor’s degree (prior to 2006) at an accredited University. In order to become a Registered Physical Therapist, graduates must pass the National Competency Exam and complete a Residency under the supervision of a Registered Physical Therapist.
Physiotherapists are dedicated to evidence based practice and continued learning. The College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia requires that Physiotherapists complete yearly reviews and pursue continuing education on an ongoing basis.
To find out more about these Physiotherapy related organizations, click on a link below:
Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia
College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia