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Education in physiotherapy in Bulgaria - problems and guidelines for solutions

Gergana Nenova, Todorka Kostadinova, Paraskeva Mancheva Mancheva


Abstract:physiotherapy is regulated medical profession recognized within the European Union. Universities that train such personnel determine the practical powers according to the name of the program: rehabilitation, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, occupational therapy, massage, etc.The purposeof this article is to study physical therapy education at universities in Bulgaria. The analysis of the realities in Bulgaria shows a lack of uniformity in the formation of professional competence of medical professionals who practice healing through movement. Studying it as a specialty should be carried out in the School of Public Health and the higher medical schools.


physiotherapy, education, rehabilitation

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