The section of The Physio Forum is dedicated to discussion about the registration and working conditions for physiotherapists in various countries. We hope that the information contained on direct employment, agency employment and on physiotherapy registration is a useful supplyment to the jobs listing on our Physiotherapy Jobs and Courses website, Physiobob.com.
This forum section is dedicated to the physio's roaming the globe in search of employment opportunities. Share your information and experience and ask your colleagues for assistance or advice. Also note that we have dedicated forum areas for: registration and working as a physiotherapist in: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Post in this topic area any questions that relate to the sitting and studying for international recognition exams. This might include Canadian, ACOPRA (Australian), US, New Zealand and UK Examinations.
This section is dedicated to all aspects and questions surrounding working as a physiotherapist in the United Kingdom. To work as a physio in the United Kingdom you will need to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), to be able to demonstrate your ability to speak and understand the English language to a required level and will need to have a visa to enter and work in the UK if you are not a British citizen or a national of an EEA country. See our Physiotherapy Registration page for more information and direct links to the appropriate organisations.
This section is dedicated to all aspects and questions surrounding registration and working as a physiotherapist in Australia. Currently the assessment of overseas qualified physiotherapists is undertaken by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Please visit our Physiotherapy Registration links page for further information.
This section is dedicated to all aspects and questions surrounding working as a physiotherapist in New Zealand. To assist foreign trained physiotherapists understand their eligibility to apply for registration as a physiotherapist in New Zealand they have developed a Self-Evaluation Tool. This tool has been developed to assist you to self evaluate your eligibility to submit an application for registration. Please read carefully the detailed information on Board criteria before selecting your responses to the questions:Does your qualification and physiotherapy practice experience meet current Board criteria?; Do you meet current Board English language requirements?; Do you meet Board criteria for recency of practice? For more information and direct links to the governing bodies in New Zealand please refer to our Physiotherapy Registration page.
This section is dedicated to all aspects and questions surrounding working as a physiotherapist in Canada. In Canada, physiotherapy is a regulated profession. To work as a physiotherapist, you must register with the regulatory body in the province or territory where you work. It is illegal to practise if you are not licensed or registered. Only registered physiotherapists are eligible to use the terms “physiotherapist”, “physical therapist” and the professional designation “PT”. The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (the Alliance) evaluates educational credentials and administers exams for competency on behalf of most of the provincial and territorial regulators. Each provincial and territorial regulator may also have additional requirements before you can practise. The Alliance provides information to the regulators on credentials and qualifications, and the regulators decide who can and who cannot receive a licence to practise. For more information and direct links to the governing bodies in Canada please refer to our Physiotherapy Registration page.
This section is dedicated to all aspects and questions surrounding working as a physiotherapist in the USA. Physio’s educated outside the U.S. who wish to work as physiotherapists (physical therapists) in the U.S. must possess the following: 1. Permission to work in the U.S. - granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); and 2. A physical therapy license - issued by each jurisdiction in which the physiotherapist intends to work. Applicants choose the state in which they wish to work. For more information and direct links to the governing bodies in the USA please refer to our Physiotherapy Registration page.