Physiotherapy graduates are automatically accredited by the Greek State and are accepted as members of the Panhellenic Physical Therapy Association, which in turn, is an active member of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) as well as the European one (EU-WCPT).

 

The graduates of the Department of Physiotherapy of the T.E.I. of Western Greece are professionally referred to as “Physiotherapists” and on completion of their studies, they will have acquired the necessary scientific background and clinical knowledge, abilities and skills in order to safely and independently perform physiotherapy assessment and treatment, focusing on the prevention and rehabilitation of all pathological conditions and traumatic injuries resulting in dysfunction of the musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular systems (Greek Law in FEK 222/17-09-2003). More specifically, the graduate of the Department is capable of proceeding with and applying  physiotherapeutic treatment after the written diagnosis and instructions from a medical doctor.

 

More explicitly he/she can:

  • Rehabilitate the patient, following a physiotherapy assessment, by using appropriate, efficient and safe special means, methods and techniques such as kinesiotherapy, manual therapy techniques, cryotherapy/thermotherapy, electrical stimulation, electrotherapy, Biofeedback, pain relief means, ergonomic training of the patient as well as approaches to improve muscle/movement performance and ability.
  • Evaluate the progress of the patient’s condition and change the patient’s rehabilitation programme accordingly.
  • Conduct research projects to promote the science of Physiotherapy.
  • Plan and apply disorder/injury prevention and rehabilitation programmes to individuals and groups in state or private services.
  • Apply the rules of ethics.
  • Train and support the patients and their family to help them achieve functional independence.
  • The State or wider Public sector in accordance with any provisions that are in effect at the time.
  • The Private sector as an employee or with other work relationships.
  • Free-lance professionals at a private clinic of Physiotherapy or at the patient’s home.
  • Open a private clinic of Physiotherapy under the provisions of law.

 

The graduate Physiotherapists are entitled to work in/as:

  • The State or wider Public sector in accordance with any provisions that are in effect at the time.
  • The Private sector as an employee or with other work relationships.
  • Free-lance professionals at a private clinic of Physiotherapy or at the patient’s home.
  • Open a private clinic of Physiotherapy under the provisions of law.


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