Physiotherapy, or Physical Therapy, is a health care profession carried out by Physiotherapists to remedy impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention.
Physiotherapists are trained and licensed in the country of registration to examine, evaluate, diagnose and treat impairments, functional limitations and disabilities in patients or clients.
Physiotherapists can work in the following healthcare institutions
- Day rehabilitation centres
- Private clinics
- Nursing homes
- Special schools
- Sports Associations, Council and school
- Sports clubs
In Singapore, in order to be practise as a Physiotherapist, the candidate must apply Practising Certificate from the AHPC* with the relevant qualifications i.e a degree in Physiotherapy from a recognised University overseas or a Diploma in Physiotherapy in Nanyang Polytechnic. Graduates from Nanyang Polytechnic can continue to upgrade to a Bachelor degree by undertaking the Diploma to Degree Top up course. Since 2002, we have helped many Physiotherapist to further their education overseas.
*The Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) is a professional board under the Ministry of Health which governs and regulates the professional conduct and ethics of registered allied health professionals, in accordance to the Allied Health Professions Act 2011.
For a list of recognised qualifications from the UK, please refer to this website
We can assist you for these Universities whose qualifications can qualify you to be registered as an Physiotherapist:-
- Cardiff University
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- Manchester Metropolitan University
- Queen Margaret University
- University of East London
- Univrersity of Southampton
- La Trobe University
- University of South Australia
- University of Otago