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IFSPT Sports Physical Therapy Competencies and Standards

Sports physiotherapy is a growing specialisation in cultures that strive to promote an active lifestyle and athletic excellence. This document presents competencies and standards that describe the professional behaviours of sports physiotherapists in throughout the world and explains the background to their development.

Competency statements describe effective professional behaviours that integrate specific knowledge, skills and attitudes in a particular context (Ministry for Education, Culture and Science, The Netherlands, 2002). Standards are criteria for performance, describing the level at which competencies should be demonstrated.

This process led to the development of eleven competencies, designed to demonstrate behaviours expected at a master’s level. Standards have been written to describe the specific abilities and behaviours of the sports physiotherapist in a defined context. An audit toolkit will be designed to enable the evaluation of competencies and standards. These will enable sports physiotherapists to provide evidence of their competencies and identify further learning needs.

 

IFSPT Competencies & Standards

 

 

Registration of International Sports Physical Therapists

 

The following will give some further information and examples of competency documents throughout the world:

 

Europe

UK

Australia

Australian Council of Physiotherapy Regulating Authorities Competency Standards

 

History

Competency statements describe effective professional behaviors that integrate specific knowledge, skills and attitudes in a particular context (Ministry for Education, Culture and Science, The Netherlands, 2002). Standards are criteria for performance, describing the level at which competencies should be demonstrated.

 

This process led to the development of eleven competencies, designed to demonstrate behaviors expected at a master’s level. Standards have been written to describe the specific abilities and behaviors of the sports physiotherapist in a defined context.

 

Documents

Competencies

 

Tool Kit Items:

AssesmentSheet

Audit Toolkit Document

ChecklistAssessorSPT

Future Benchmarking

Patient Feedback Questionnaire

Patient Record Data Collection

Peer Review Feedback

Percentage Standards

Pilot Utility Audit Tool

Pilot Utility Appendix

QSAS Master Program

User's Aid Kit