Essential Competency Profile for Physiotherapist Assistants in Canada – April 2012
This second generation competency profile is a foundational document that describes the essential competencies (i.e., the knowledge, skills and attitudes) required by physiotherapist assistants working under the supervision of a physiotherapist in Canada at the beginning of and throughout their career.
NPAA Constitution can be found here.
This amended Constitution has brought it in line with the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act and CPA Bylaws.
Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP)
A summary of the work completed over the past several months including updated policies/resources.
Self-Assessment Tool for Internationally-Educated PTAs
New self- assessment tool for internationally educated PTAs
This self-assessment tool is designed to help internationally-educated health professionals understand the Canadian physiotherapist assistant profession. It describes what physiotherapist assistants who work in Canada are generally expected to know and do. It outlines the knowledge and skills that physiotherapist assistants must have to practise their profession effectively in a Canadian province or territory.
Benefits of NPAA Membership
Download here: Benefits of NPAA Membership
Report on the 2011 Practice Analysis for Physiotherapist Support Personnel in Canada
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, contracted with Assessment Strategies Inc. (ASI) to conduct a practice analysis study of all physiotherapist support personnel in Canada. The results of the study were used in the development of the 2012 Essential Competency Profile for Physiotherapist Assistants in Canada.
The report outlines the results of the practice analysis study, including the job functions of physiotherapist assistants across the various practice settings and geographical regions of Canada.
Please note that this report is only available in English at this time.
If you have questions regarding the 2011 Physiotherapist Practice Analysis for Support Personnel, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.