Polish Society of
Physiotherapy


Jana Pawla II 68
95-200 Pabianice
POLAND

 

Tel. 1: +48 42 225 3825
Tel. 2: +48 605 237 115
Fax 1: +48 42 215 62 58
Fax 2: +48 42 214 92 99
email: reeni@poczta.onet.pl

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Contact person

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GENERAL SECRETARY


 

Renata Szczepaniak
Secretary

 

Our office hours

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DURING THE WEEK

 
 
 
Mo. 08.00 am
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14.00 pm
  Tue. 08.00 am
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14.00 pm
  Wed. 08.00 am
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14.00 pm
  Thu. 08.00 am
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14.00 pm
  Fri. 08.00 am
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14.00 pm

Country information

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POLAND

 
 
 

Population:

40.000.000

Number of Physiotherapists

In the association:

1.000

In the country:

30.000

Headquarters

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DETAILS

 
 
 
 

The Polish physiotherapy association has no staff employees and a full time managing director. The association holds regular executive meetings (meeting period not specified) and furthers liasions with other health care professions and authorities. The Polish physiotherapy association is not member of a trade union.

Migration Information

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NOT AVAILABLE

 
 
 

Because Poland is not a member of the European Union the European Region of the WCPT does not keep information on the migration procedures for this country.

Please contact the Polish Association for further information.

Physiotherapy Education

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INFORMATION AND NUMBERS

 
 
 

The Polish association has its own education department. There are 5 Physical Academy and 5 Medical Academy schools in the country with 800-1200 students per year. Studies take 5-6 years resulting in an academic degree/diploma. Studies allow for postgraduate courses.

Physiotherapists are involved in both teaching and research. Poland has recognition of physiotherapy specialists.

Status of profession

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TITLE AND REGULATIONS ON THE PROFESSION

 
 
 

Professional Title/ Qualification:

Not specified

There is no state protection of the physiotherapy title or the professional activity. The rules of professional conduct are determined directly by the state through national legislation. Registration or licence to practice is not required but a code of ethics for physiotherapists has been established.

The national authority responsible for the physiotherapy profession in Poland has not been specified by the polish association. Employment for physiotherapists cannot be guaranteed.

Practice of physiotherapy

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INSURANCE AND
PRACTICE REGULATIONS

 
 
 

The physiotherapy services in Poland are determined by the profession. The physiotherapist is not allowed to determine the clinical intervention of physiotherapy him/herself. Poland offers both public and private physiotherapy services. The insurance cover for physiotherapy is paid both through the national health care system and privately by the patient.

Twinning

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The Polish association has established a twinning program with Germany (no yearly cost estimated). No governmental or EU funding has been obtained. The association herewith announces its wishes to extend its twinning activities to other countries.

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