The physiotherapy regulations and policies may be slightly different in each Canadian province or territory, but the model of physiotherapy practice is similar across the country. Physiotherapy, or physical therapy, and physiotherapist, or physical therapist, are all terms used to describe the discipline and practice of physiotherapy in Canada.The basic characteristics of this model may give you an idea of the responsibilities and daily experiences of work as a physiotherapist in Canada. These include:Scope of Practice
Work in the Canadian physiotherapy model is very rewarding and enjoyable, but it also has its challenges and demands. It is very important to consider the following questions:Are you confident working independently as a primary care provider?
As you work through the self-assessment tool, it is important to consider your professional and personal ability to:
If or when you apply for physiotherapy licensure in Canada, you must take part in a formal assessment to make sure that your knowledge and skills meet Canadian licensing standards. This process includes language tests, written and oral or clinical examinations.
To learn more about becoming a physiotherapist in Canada, please refer to the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials: http://www.cicic.ca or the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapist Regulators website: http://www.alliancept.org