Physiotherapy is a regulated profession in Cyprus. The title and the professional activity are protected by the state. The rules of professional conduct are determined directly by the state through national legislation.
The physiotherapist must be state registrated and obtain a licence to practise. Cyprus has a code of ethics for physiotherapists. The national authority responsible for the physiotherapy profession in Cyprus is the Ministry of Health (73).
Physiotherapy is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows: Physiotherapist is a directly related regulated profession with title “Φυσιοθεραπευτής” (Physiotherapist (EN)) recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 1250. General system of recognition – primary application. Qualification level – PS3 –Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years), Art. 11 d. (7).
5. DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications (Text with EEA relevance) (OJ L 255, 30.9.2005, p. 22) Amended up to March 2011, (2005).
7. The European Commission. Regulated professions database. Brussels: EUROPA; 2011 [cited 2012 February 10, ]; Available from: http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/qualifications/regprof/index.cfm?fuseaction=regProf.index.
73. Cyprus Association of Physiotherapists. Physiotherapy Cyprus. : The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) 2012 [cited 2012 March 16]; Available from: http://www.physioeurope.org/index.php? action=15&subaction=details&member=21&textZoom=100.