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A community approach to physiotherapy

P. J. Wallner, A. Stewart
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 50, No 3 | a663 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v50i3.663 | © 2018 P. J. Wallner, A. Stewart | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 September 2018 | Published: 31 August 1994

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P. J. Wallner, Department of Physiotherapy, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
A. Stewart, Department of Physiotherapy, University of the Witwatersrand., South Africa

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Abstract

This paper explores the reasons for the introduction of a community component to the current physiotherapy curriculum. The development of the community component of the course is outlined as are the student attitudes towards this development. The necessity for this trend to continue in the interests of meeting the rehabilitative needs of all the communities in South Africa is highlighted.


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