Physiotherapy is a strong force in the field of modern medicine. There have been many new programs started for the study of its practice. Physiotherapy statistics give information about those who practice it and those who benefit from it.
Physiotherapy statistics show that in 2004 there were 155,000 people doing jobs as physiotherapists. That number increases every year. Yet, the number of physiotherapists available is not expected to keep up with the demand. It is said that employment will grow in the field much faster than the average occupation and keep growing until at least 2014.
There were 205 accredited physiotherapy degree programs as of 2004, according to physiotherapy statistics. To be accredited, programs have to offer Master’s or doctoral degrees. 111 offered doctoral physiotherapy degrees and the rest offered the Master’s.
There are also physiotherapy statistics on where these professionals worked. In 2004, sixty percent of them worked in hospitals or physiotherapy offices. The other forty percent of the jobs were spread out among those that worked in nursing homes, doctor’s offices, home health situations, and outpatient...