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Orthopaedic manipulative physiotherapy in South Africa

M. S. Uys, J. H. Diener
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 52, No 4 | a619 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v52i4.619 | © 2018 M. S. Uys, J. H. Diener | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 September 2018 | Published: 30 November 1996

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M. S. Uys, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
J. H. Diener, University of the Western Cape, Private Practitioner, South Africa

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Abstract

To ensure effective patient care, all members of the health team should review professional competency and standards of service provision. A questionnaire was sent to all members of the orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists group (OMTG) to establish their qualification and skills, and the scope of practice of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) physiotherapists. It included a short self and peer review. The results of this study urge the NEC of the OMTG to address pertinent issues that were raised: post-graduate study, international trends, research, dissemination of knowledge, quality assurance, professional image and prophylactic programmes in a primary health care system.


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