Essential Competency Profile

The physiotherapy competency profiles describe the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes required by entry-to-practice physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants throughout their career in Canada.

NPAG Essential Competencies Profile for Physiotherapists in Canada (2017)

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ECP for Physiotherapist Assistants

The National Physiotherapy Advisory Group (NPAG), consisting of the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators, Canadian Council of Physiotherapy University Programs, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada, has developed the 2012 Essential Competency Profile for Physiotherapist Assistants in Canada (the Profile).

The Profile reflects the diversity of PTA practice and the development and evolution of the physiotherapy profession.  It is an outcome-based, client-focused, functional framework that describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by PTAs working under the supervision of a physiotherapist in Canada. 

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