Other treatments in France

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NewsNew regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:

No new regulation found.

Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec 31, 2012

Balneotherapy (bath, spa) is considered as a part of conventional treatment and offered in
hospitals (113).

Physiotherapy is coordinated by the “Fédération Française des Masseurs Kinésithérapeutes Rééducateurs (F.F.M.K.R.)” There is a State Diploma course of 3 years for physiotherapy studies, but this is currently outside the academic structure, with access to postgraduate education at universities. There are developments to extend physiotherapy education to 4 years with the first year shared with medical students (119).

The professional title is Diplome d’Etat de Masseur Kinesitherapeute (119). There is a medical code of ethics and professional secrecy is determined by law. The activity of the physiotherapist is also defined by law. The Ministry of Health is the national authority responsible for the physiotherapy profession in France (119).

Physiotherapy is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
Physiotherapy is a directly related regulated profession with title “Masseurkinésithérapeute” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 238. General system of recognition – primary application. Qualification level: PS3 – Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years), Art. 11 d (7).