An International perspective of Scope, Context, Organization Of services & Practices in Paediatric Physiotherapy

The broad scope of pediatric physiotherapy practices with children has never been explored from an international perspective.

The aims of this study were to:

  • Document the scope and context of practices of pediatric physiotherapy in as many countries as possible
  • Identify current and innovative practices in pediatric physiotherapy

Project characteristics:

  • Participants were recruited online, via social media and via email campaigns undertaken by national physiotherapy associations that are members of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy
  • Participants were asked to complete an online survey exploring all key aspect of physiotherapy practice, work context and training
  • Some participants took part in interviews to further explore these themes on country-wide or region-wide levels
Summary of findings:
  • 1133 physiotherapists working with children in 76 countries around the world participated in the data collection
  • Results show the great diversity of practices and contexts in pediatric physiotherapy, as summarized in this infographic

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