Protecting the public and
guiding the professions

For Professionals

The Council regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

Professional Boards

Overview

A Physiotherapist assesses, treats and manages a wide variety of injuries including ailments from the fields of orthopaedics, neurology, respiratory and thoracic, cardio-vascular, obstetrics, sports medicine, paediatrics, geriatrics, intensive care units and general rehabilitation. Other medical fields and community care also falls within the scope of physiotherapy.

Podiatry is a specialist field that focuses on improving the overall health and well-being of patients in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the foot and lower-limb. Podiatrists provide pain relief from foot deformities, injuries and wounds through palliative means, minor surgery or through the prescription of foot orthoses to re-align foot or leg imbalances. Podiatrists are important team players in the preventative care and management of patients with systemic conditions such as Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Podiatrists often recognise systemic medical conditions in patients where manifestation of the condition first occurs in the foot.

A Biokineticist treats people with a variety of sport and orthopaedic injuries through the modality of exercise theraphy which is based on scientific evidence and personalised exercise prescription. They use exercise rehabilitation for people with chronic disease, sport injuries and diseases of lifestyle. Health promotion and the maintenance of physical abilities as well as specialised physical activity programme prescriptions are within the scope of Biokinetic practice.

We were constituted in terms of the Regulations relating to the Constitution of the Professional Board for Physiotherapy, Podiatry, and Biokinetics, Regulation No. R. 1246 of 28 November 2008. The current Board will hold office until September 2020.

The following groups are registered under our auspices:
  • Physiotherapists
  • Student Physiotherapists
  • Physiotherapy Technician
  • Physiotherapy Assistants (No new intake accepted)
  • Student Physiotherapy Assistants
  • Remedial Gymnasts (No new intake accepted)
  • Supplementary Biokineticists (No new intake accepted)
  • Supplementary Podiatrists (No new intake accepeted)
  • Supplementary Physiotherapists (No new intake accepted)
  • Masseurs (No new intake accepted)
  • Podiatrists
  • Biokineticists
  • Biokineticists Intern
  • Student Biokineticists
  • Student Podiatrists