Physiotherapists in Greece may practise CAM (like shiatsu, reflexology and/or aromatherapy) (132).
Physiotherapist is a regulated health profession. “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. Greece has established a code of ethics for physiotherapists. The national authority responsible for the physiotherapy profession in Greece is the Ministry of Health”(138).
Physiotherapy in Greece is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows: Physiotheraphy is a directly related regulated profession with title “Physiotherapeftís” (TEI) recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (109) ID 421. General system of recognition - primary application. Qualification level: PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years), Art. 11d (7).
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.
109. DIRECTIVE 2006/123/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market, (2006).
132. Hegyui G. Questionnaire about the status of CAM therapies: (“CAMbrella” Project, EU FP 7): Greece. Budapest: CAMbrella WP2 2010.
138. Panhellenic Physical Therapy Association (T.A.). Physiotherapy in Greece. The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) 2012 [cited 2012 March 28]; Available from: http://www.physio-europe.org/index.php?action=15&subaction=details&member=27.