Physiotherapy Practice

Trusted resources to support evidence-informed health care delivery by physiotherapists and related staff within Nova Scotia Health.

Physiotherapy Competencies

Competency documents describe the knowledge, skills and attitudes (competencies) required for a physiotherapist to practise safely, effectively and ethically. These competencies set the professional standards for developing entry-to-practice requirements and continuing competency requirements. They are considered the standards for physiotherapists in Canada.

These competencies were developed by the National Physiotherapy Advisory Group (NPAG) initiative led by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) and the Canadian Council of Physiotherapy University Programs (CCPUP). Contributing organizations include Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC) and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).

Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics for All Canadian Physiotherapists establishes the values and principles to which all physiotherapists are held accountable. Physiotherapists are expected to be familiar with this code and to integrate it into their day-to-day practice.