Latvian Association of Physiotherapists

LFA logoThe Latvian Association of Physiotherapists is a professional body founded in December 5, 1995. There are around 750 members in the Association.

Association promotes the profession and serves its members on all levels. It promotes health care improvement, cooperation between different  professional and research bodies in health care, social care and education.

In Latvia, physical therapy is protected by law - title of "physiotherapist" and professional functions are legally definedThe physiotherapist is legally responsible for his or her own professional actions. Latvian citizens are entitled to get treatment from a physiotherapist if they need it.

The Latvian Association of Physiotherapists is a member organisation of WCPT and ER-WCPT since 1999.

Education

There are 3 schools of physiotherapy in Latvia, two in Riga, one in Daugavpils. Information on admission criteria can be obtained in schools:

The professional education/training is of 4 year duration, equals to 240 ECTS and is theoretically and practically based and includes clinical training programme.

Additional information about studies in Latvia:

Working and living in Latvia

Work and entry permits are issued by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs:

Professional recognition of foreign qualifications: 

Certification of health personnel and information about health standarts in Latvia:

Information about taxes in Latvia:

Member since 1999

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Secretariat

Latvijas Fizioterapeitu asociācija

Veczariņu iela 12, Rāmava

Ķekavas pagasts, Rīgas rajons

Latvija, LV-2111

e-mail: fizioterapeitiem@gmail.com

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