Physiotherapy is a regulated profession in the Czech Republic with the professional title “Fyzioterapeut”. The title is not protected, and the professional activity is regulated by law.
The Czech Republic has established a code of ethics for physiotherapists. The national authority responsible for the physiotherapy profession in the Czech Republic is the Ministry of Health (80).
Physiotherapist is a directly related regulated profession with title “Fyzioterapeut” (Physiotherapist (EN)) recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 7111. General system of recognition - primary application. National legislation: Act No. 96/2004 Coll., Art.25. nQualification level: SEC-Certificate attesting the completion of secondary course, Art.11 b (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.
80. Union of Physiotherapists of the Czech Republic, Unie fyziotherapeutu Ceské republiky. Physiotherapy in the Czech Republik. The World Confederation for Physical Therapy; 2012 [cited 2012 March 29]; Available from: http://www.physioeurope.org/index.php?action=15&subaction=details&member=22.
Useful webpage: http://www.mzcr.cz