The Journal of Manual Physical Therapy
Online ISSN : 2434-4087
Print ISSN : 1346-9223
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  • Ariie Takashi
    2020 Volume 20 Issue 2 Pages 49-53
    Published: 2020
    Released: October 27, 2020
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    There are a variety of continuing professional development (CPD) courses for physiotherapists inthe UK. Postgraduate courses in universities provide systematic education and accept many international students. In order to maintain the quality of healthcare professionals, CPD is required to renew a physiotherapist's registration and to promote careers. The author of this paper entered a master’s degree program to prepare for working in the UK as a professional physiotherapist. This paper is an overview of postgraduate courses and physiotherapy registration in the UK for Japanese physiotherapists.

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  • Hiroyasu Sugihara
    2020 Volume 20 Issue 2 Pages 55-58
    Published: 2020
    Released: October 27, 2020
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    The number of specialties of physical therapy in the United States has grown over the years. Recently, the performing arts, which includes dance, has been added to the area of specialties in Fellowship for U.S. Physical Therapists. To specialize in dance injuries, physical therapists must continue with specialized education, and orthopedic manual therapy is one of the relevant topics of continuing education courses for them. This article describes physical therapists’ clinical activities and continuing education in manual therapy and dance. The author’s experience as a New York state-licensed physical therapist with a specialty in dance is also introduced.

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  • Fumiaki Isshiki
    2020 Volume 20 Issue 2 Pages 59-65
    Published: 2020
    Released: October 27, 2020
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    Recently, Japanese physical therapists have been increasingly studying abroad or contributingto developing counties. However, it is easy to imagine COVID-19 will be a considerable barrier to travel around the world in many aspects. Historically, Japanese physical therapists studied in other counties to develop their profession in Japan. The author not only possesses a physical therapist's license in Japan and in the United States, but was also taught and practiced in both countries. It is my pleasure to contribute to the Japanese physical therapy profession to share the experience. I hope the comparison of education and clinical practices will be beneficial for nurturing potential therapists of the future.

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  • Tadahiro Okutani
    2020 Volume 20 Issue 2 Pages 67-72
    Published: 2020
    Released: October 27, 2020
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    Direct access to physiotherapy is allowed in Australia. Thus, physiotherapy is in a competitive marketplace not only with other physiotherapy clinics, but also with other health care professions. Advancing a unique professional development is the key to differentiating yourself from others in an everchanging market. In this article, the author introduces an example of in-services practiced at private clinics and the career pathway of a physiotherapist who has a special interest in temporomandibular joint disorder, headache and migraine management.

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