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					Athletic Training
Abroad

Isaac Weaver
Emily Wagner
United States Athletic Training
Organizations…
 Some examples??
World Federation of Athletic
Training and Therapy
 Mission
     The World Federation is a coalition of
      national organizations of health care
      professionals in the fields of sport,
      exercise, injury/illness prevention and
      treatment. The Federation will promote the
      highest quality of health care and
      functional activity through the collaborative
      efforts of its members.
W.F.A.T.T. Affiliated
Organizations
Australian Physiotherapy
Council (A.P.C.)
 ―The Australian Physiotherapy Council is
  an independent national body assuring
  high standards in physiotherapy for the
  Australian community.‖
 Members of A.P.C.
     Eight State and Territory Physiotherapists
      Registration Boards
     Australian Physiotherapy Association
     Schools of Physiotherapy in Australian
      Universities representative.
Australian Standards for
Physiotherapy
 Set by Australian Physiotherapy Council
     Standard One
        Demonstrate  professional behavior
        appropriate to physiotherapy
     Standard Two
        Communicate   effectively
     Standard Three
        Access,interpret and apply information to
        continuously improve practice
Australian Standards for
Physiotherapy cont.
     Standard Four
        Assess    the client
     Standard Five
        Interpret   and analyze the assessment
        findings
     Standard Six
        Develop     a physiotherapy intervention plan.
Australian Standards for
Physiotherapy cont.
     Standard Seven
        Implement  safe and effective physiotherapy
        intervention (s)
     Standard Eight
        Evaluatethe effectiveness and efficiency of
        physiotherapy intervention (s)
     Standard Nine
        Operate    effectively across a range of
        settings.
Australia Physiotherapy
Association (A.P.A.)
 http://apa.advsol.com.au/independent/do
  cuments/download/APACodeOfConduct.
  pdf
 https://apa.advsol.com.au/physio_and_h
  ealth/home.cfm
Sports Physiotherapy Australia
(S.P.A.)
 Levels of Membership
     Level 2—APA Sports Physiotherapist
        $195   fee
     Level 1—SPA Member
        $98   fee
     SPA New Graduate Member
        $55   fee
     SPA Student Member
        No   fee
Australian Schools of
Physiotherapy
   Charles Sturt University
   University of Sydney
   University of Newcastle
   La Trobe University
   University of Melbourne
   Monash University
   Griffith University
   University of Queensland
   James Cook University
   University of South Australia
   University of Canberra
   Curtin University of Technology
   University of Notre Dame
Canadian Athletic Therapists
Association (C.A.T.A.)
 Mission Statement
   ―The CATA is a progressive not-for-profit
     organization dedicated to the promotion and
     delivery of the highest quality care to active
     individuals through injury prevention, emergency
     services and rehabilitative techniques.‖
   ―…is a leader within the Sport Medicine Community
     of Canada through its continuing development,
     implementation and monitoring of professional
     standards.‖
   ―…creates a healthier environment that
     encompasses the needs of the active community
     through to the high performance athlete. ‖
Certified Athletic Therapists in
Canada…
 ―…must first meet the academic requirements
  of a CATA approved Athletic Therapy
  curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree at an
  accredited post secondary institution.‖
 Must complete at least 1200 hours of clinical
  experience under the supervision of a Certified
  Athletic Therapist
 Must pass a certification exam
      Includes emergency care, supportive
       taping/bracing, modalities, injury assessment and
       rehabilitation
 Certified Athletic Therapist = CAT(C)
C.A.T.(C) Job Placements

 Colleges/Universities
 Professional athletes
 National athletes
 Clinics
Accredited C.A.T.(C)
Programs
 Concordia University
 Mount Royal College
 Sheridan College
 York University
 University of Manitoba
 University of Winnipeg
Biokinetics Association of South
Africa
 What is a Biokineticist?
     A specialized exercise therapist that
      functions in professional alliance to health
      and medicine, and is recognized by and
      registered with the Health Professions
      Council of South Africa.
Mission of the BASA

 As a professional association, the
  Biokinetics Association of South Africa
  acts on behalf of its members to manage
  the primary concerns of Biokinetics:
     Standards of Training
     Standards of Practice
     Remuneration of Practitioners
     Awareness of the Profession
What do Biokineticists Do?

 Improve a person's physical status and
  quality of life through individualized
  assessment and exercise prescription in
  the dual context of clinical pathology
  (acute and chronic) and performance
  enhancement.
Daily Activities of a
Biokineticists
 Assessment of:
     Previous health history/injury history
     Acute and chronic conditions
     Cardiovascular disease
     Body composition
Academic Requirements of
Biokineticists
 A first degree(3 years) in Human
  Movement Science / Exercise Science
 Another year in a post-graduate study in
  a accredited university
 Two years of a professional internship
         Accredited Universities
   University of Johannesburg
   University of Pretoria
   University of the North West
   University of the Orange Free State
   University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
   University of Zululand
   Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
   University of Cape Town (only post graduate)
   University of Stellenbosch
   University of the Western Cape
Scope of Practice

 Enables a biokineticist to seek
  employment in a number of allied health-
  related fields
 The scope of occupation is primarily
  dependent on the entrepreneurial
  initiative of the individual
           Biokineticists Environments
   Corporate Sector
   Correctional Facilities
   Elite and Professional Sport
   Fire Services
   Industry
   Local Authorities
   Military Bases
   Military Hospitals
   Police Services
   Private Practices
   Sporting Control Bodies
   Sports Medicine Centres
To Join

 Register via the forms available online
 Pay the fees
     About $70 for a Biokenticist
     About $20 - $30 for a student/intern
The Chartered Society of
Physiotherapists (The United
Kingdom)
 The Society is a member-led
  organization, governed by the CSP
  Council. This is made up of elected CSP
  members and is supported by a system
  of boards, branches, committees and
  groups. The CSP provides an
  exceptionally wide range of member
  services and is also a campaigning
  organization, speaking up for
  physiotherapists and promoting the
  physiotherapy profession.
Mission of the CSP

 The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is a
  progressive, dynamic, member-centered
  organization that aims to:
      lead and support all members in developing
       and promoting high quality innovative patient
       care
      protect and further advance the interests and
       working lives of our members
      raise the profile of the profession and influence
       the health care agenda
      work openly in partnership to meet the diverse
       needs of both our members and their patients
What is a Physiotherapist?
 Physiotherapy is a health care profession
  concerned with human function and movement
  and maximizing potential:
      it uses physical approaches to promote, maintain
       and restore physical, psychological and social well-
       being, taking account of variations in health status
      it is science-based, committed to extending,
       applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence
       that underpins and informs its practice and delivery
      the exercise of clinical judgment and informed
       interpretation is at its core.
 The above definition is taken from the CSP
  curriculum framework (January 2002.)
What do Physiotherapists Do?
   Vital professional liability insurance
   Free telephone advice
   Free written advice
   Requests for Letters of Good Standing
   Access to workplace representatives
   Access to peer group support
   Use of Information Services
   Twice-monthly physiotherapy news in Frontline magazine
   Quarterly scientific Physiotherapy journal
   Support for clinical effectiveness and clinical standards
   Access to member-only information on this website
   Preferential rates for professional development
   A national voice
Physiotherapy Treatment

 A-z list of treatable conditions
 http://www.csp.org.uk/director/physiother
  apyexplained/whatisphysiotherapy.cfm
Academia for Physiotherapists

 BS in Physiotherapy – usually 3 or 4
  year full-time programs
 MS in Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation
  Science – usually 2 or 3 year full-time
  programs
               UK Universities with
               Physiotherapy Degrees
   Robert Gordon University               St. George’s University of London
   University of Birmingham               University of East London
   Bournemouth University                 Manchester Metropolitan University
   University of Bradford                 Northumbria University
   University of Brighton                 University of East Anglia
   University of the West of England      University of Nottingham
   Cardiff University                     Oxford Brookes University
   University of Cumbria                  University of Plymouth
   Coventry University                    University of Central Lancashire
   Queen Margaret University College      University of Salford
   Glasgow Caledonian University          Sheffield Hallam University
   University of Hertfordshire            University of Southhampton
   University of Huddersfield             University of Teessidee
   Keele University                       York St. John University
   Leeds Metropolitan University          University of Ulster at Jordanstown
   University of Leicester                Colchester Institute
   University of Liverpool                University of Essex
   Brunel University                      London South Bank University
   Kings College London
UK Universities with
Physiotherapy Degrees
 http://www.csp.org.uk/director/careersan
  dlearning/ukqualifyingprogrammes.cfm
To Join

 Print and fill out the application forms
  online
 Pay the fees
      Depending on your job the fees range
       from:
         Retired - $90
         Qualified Member - $530

      One time joining fee of $40
      Student fees are $70 per year
References

 http://www.wfatt.org/
 http://www.physiocouncil.com.au/file_folder/AP
    C_Accreditation_Standards
   http://apa.advsol.com.au/independent/documen
    ts/download/APACodeOfConduct.pdf
   http://www.physiocouncil.com.au/
   http://www.athletictherapy.org/main.html
   http://apa.advsol.com.au/join/nsg/spa.cfm

				
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