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Physiotherapy is regulated as “Masseur-Kinésithérapeute”. Masseur and masseur-kinésithérapeute are recognized as regulated health personnel in Luxembourg. The title and the professional activity is protected by the state (203).

The practice of these professions is subject to a prior authorization to practise by the Minister of Health (201, 202). The physiotherapist must be state registered (203). Masseur-kinésithérapeute and masseur is regulated since 1969 within certain paramedic professions (202)(see massage).

The national authority responsible for the physiotherapy profession in Luxembourg is the “Ministère de L’Éducation Nationale” and the “Ministère de la Santé” (203).

Physiotherapy is registered in the European regulated professions database as follows:
Physiotherapist is a directly related regulated profession with title “Masseur – kinèsithèrapeute” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 348. 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.

201. Règlement grand-ducal. Règlement grand-ducal du 21 janvier 1998 portant sur l’exercice de la profession de masseur; Publication: Au Mémorial A n° 10 du 18.02.1998. Legilux 1998 [cited 2012 March 7]; Available from: http://www.legilux.public.lu/leg/a/archives/1998/0010/1998A01691.html?highlight=.

202. Règlement grand-ducal. Règlement grand-ducal du 24 septembre 1969 portant exécution des articles 1er et 5 de la loi du 18 novembre 1967 portant réglementation de certaines professions paramédicales, en ce qui concerne la profession de masseur-kinésithérapeute; Au Mémorial A n° 52 du 08.10.1969. Legilux 1969 [cited 2012 March 7]; Available from: http://www.legilux.public.lu/leg/a/archives/1969/0052/index.html#1969A12342.

203. Association Luxembourgeoise des Kinésithérapeutes (ALK). Physiotherapy in Luxembourg: The World Confederation for Physical Therapy 2012 [cited 2012 24 April]; Available from: http://www.physio-europe.org/index.php?action=15&subaction=details&member=36.

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