Welcome to Worldwide Physical Therapy Practice: a focus on Primary Care Physical Therapy

This is a project created by and for the students in the School of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine Florida. Please do not edit unless you are involved in this project, but please come back in the near future to check out new information!!

Original Editor - Your name will be added here if you created the original content for this page.

Top Contributors - Elaine Lonnemann  

Patient Access to Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy Services / Entry Point

  • How do members of this country access Physical Therapy services?
  • What is the entry point or typical path the patient must follow in order to receive services?
  • Do PT's have direct access or are they part of a primary care team?

Therapist Preparation

  • What is the education process to become a Physiotherapist or Physical Therapist in this country?
  • Do clinicians specialise in certain areas of care and if so how?

Professional Associations

  • What are the professional associations associated with Physiotherapy or Physial Therapy in this country?

Information about the Patient Community

  • What is the population these PT’s serve?
  • What are the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the population served?

Social/Cultural Influences

  • What is the influence of the family on a patient's health status?
  • What are the typical patient's living conditions, family dynamics, and cultural back ground?

Delivery of Care

  • Is delivery of care provided in a timely manner?
  • Special methods? Home health etc

Type of Health System

  • Is it a national health system with universal access?

Payment System

  • What methods to patient use to pay for service? (Insurance, bartering etc.)