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How to Register As a Physiotherapist in Seychelles: the Process

To work as a physiotherapist in Seychelles you will need to register with the Health Professionals Council (HPC) Seychelles.

To get updated in information on the registration process, send an email to the Registrar: registrarhpc@health.gov.sc or registrar@hpcseychelles.org
or call +248 4303745.

This information below is to give you an idea on what is likely to be expected of you:

1. Download the application form and fill it and scan it (except you plan to submit a hard copy or go there physically)


2. Submit with it the following documents:
- A passport type electronic photograph or hard copy of the photograph
- A copy of the passport showing your full name, nationality and date of birth
A copy of all qualifications received, especially the basic qualification as a physiotherapist
- A copy of your transcript if you are a new graduate
- Your certificate of registration as a physiotherapist from where you studied or are practicing.
- A detailed curriculum vitae
- Application or Processing …

Study Materials for the Singapore Physiotherapy Qualifying Examination

1. Electrotherapy explained. Principles and Practice.(3rd Edition) Butterworth-Heinemann.



2. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy: A guide to practice. (4th edition).St Louis, Mosby.



3. Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems. Adults and Paediatrics. (4th edition).
 Pryor, J.A. and Prasad.


4. Orthopaedic Physical Assessment (4th Edition).
Magee D. J. (2002). .(4th ed.) W.B. Saunders


5. Peripheral Manipulation (3rd Ed).
Maitland G.D. (1991).  Butterworth-Heinmann

6. Vertebral manipulation (6th Ed).
Maitland G.D. (2001).  Butterworth-Heinemann: Oxford.


7. Stroke Rehabilitation : Guidelines for Exercise and Training to Optimize Motor Skill.
Carr, J.and Shepherd, R. (2003) New York : Butterworth-Heinemann.



8. Physical Therapy for Children (3rd ed)
Campbell, S.K., Palisano, R. J., Vander, W. D. (2005)
Philadelphia,Saunders.






Important Clauses to Note About Applying For The Qualifying Exam (QE)

1. Your application will not be processed until all fees are paid in full.
2. There shall …

Format of the Singapore Physiotherapy Qualifying Exams

The Singapore Physiotherapy QE  comprises a 2-hour written paper and 1-hour practical exam.

The Written paper consists of: 
i) 10 Multiple Choice Questions on Paediatrics and Electrophysical Agents (EPA)
(10 marks)

ii) Short Answer Questions (90 marks)
Comprising compulsory questions on cardiopulmonary, neurology and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Basic anatomy, physiology and behavioural science
questions may be asked in the applied manner in the short answer questions.

Short answer questions are mainly case studies with questions on clinical diagnosis, management and justification of management with appropriate clinical reasoning.

iii) Elective Questions (20 marks)
You will be given a choice to answer one of three case studies related to paediatric physiotherapy, women's health and sports physiotherapy.


The Practical examination (90 marks) 

Includes 3 scenarios of 20 minutes each in the following areas:
Neurology, Musculoskeletal, Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy.

Scenarios will be …

How to Apply for the Singapore Physiotherapy Licensing Exam 2018/2019

Applying for the Singapore Physiotherapy QE 2018/2019

1. Apply for registration with the Allied Health Professionals Council (AHPC) of Singapore.
2. After the initial review, you will be informed of your eligibility to sit for the Qualifying Exams (QE).
3. You will then apply to the relevant examination provider in Singapore (using your confirmation letter from the AHPC).
4. The completed QE application form together with the relevant fees and a certified true copy of the confirmation letter from the Council must be submitted by your employer directly to the examination provider by the closing date for the relevant QE.
5. The examination provider will give you information on the venue, date, time and other instructions on the QE.
6. After the exams submit a copy of your results to the council.The Council will then continue with the review of their applications for registration.

Contact information and the postal address for the examination provider:

Ms Doris Yeo
SLT QE Examination Secr…

Criteria for Registration as a Physiotherapist in Singapore

1. Possess a basic/primary professional qualification e.g. BSc (Physiotherapy)
2. Have an offer of employment as a physiotherapist in Singapore
3. Be of good standing/reputation/character
4. Have passed the national examination (if any) in the Country where you graduated from.

Other factors considered by the AHPC (Allied Health Professionals Council) of Singapore are:


Post-graduate qualificationsWork experience and history (e.g. whether the applicant has been in active clinical practice, professional practice experience)Registration with other licensing authoritiesEvidence of proficiency in English LanguagePhysical and Mental Health statusEvidence of passing the Qualifying Examination (QE)
List of Physiotherapy qualifications or degrees recognized in Singapore 

List of Physiotherapy Qualifications Recognized By Singapore

One common question I'm asked is, " if I am a physiotherapist in India do I need to write the Singapore Qualifying Exams?
Well Singapore considers herself to be  developed country and places high standards on her healthcare system like many other "advanced" countries.

So here is a list of physiotherapy qualifications or degrees recognized by the Singapore regulatory body:


SINGAPORE
1. Nanyang Polytechnic Diploma in Physiotherapy

AUSTRALIA
1. Curtin University of Technology
i. Bachelor of Science
(Physiotherapy)
ii. Bachelor of Science
(Physiotherapy) Honours
iii. Master of
Physiotherapy

2. Cumberland College of Health Sciences
i. Diploma in Physiotherapy
ii. Diploma of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
iii. Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy
iv. Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

3. La Trobe University
i. Bachelor of Physiotherapy
ii. Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
iii.  Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice
iv. Master of Physi…

Acupuncture Courses for Physiotherapists

If you are a physiotherapist looking for courses to augment your continuous professional development, then you should consider acupuncture.

As a physiotherapist that consistently comes in contact with patients complaining mostly of pain, it would be great to take acupuncture courses to add to your pain management skills.

Acupuncture Canada's Acupuncture Courses for Beginners

Acupuncture Canada offers a training program for healt professionals who want to integrate acupuncture into their practice.
The Core Program consists of four courses that introduce you to acupuncture through a western-based anatomical or medical approach, along with an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts.
Anatomical acupuncture bridges the gap between TCM and Western medicine. It is based on Western ideas on anatomy, physiology and diagnosis. It requires a thorough understanding of the anatomy related to the various acupuncture points, as points are chosen based on anatomy and physiology of t…

Getting Study Materials for the DHA, HAAD Physiotherapist Exam

The licensing exam for practicing physiotherapy in Dubai or Abu Dhabi is computer based and multi choice (mcq).
Getting past questions for this DHA, HAAD exam has become a very expensive venture with many websites offering sample questions at a cost.

The Dubai Health Authority has however made it clear that it doesn't sell or make available such past questions and that any one who encounters such should report to them.
So I won't be putting up any names of websites who claim to sell sample questions or offer subscriptions to those who want to rehearse the exam online.

If you want to know how to prepare for these exams or have an idea of the syllabus then you can do one of these two options:
1. Get in contact with a medical recruiting agency with experience.
2. Use the recommended textbooks to prepare for the exam.

I really don't see why you can't go for option 2.
Give yourself a month to go through the textbooks to refresh your memory... It's an mcq exam and pass …

Do You have a Female Patient presenting with Multiple Joint Pain and Weakness? Read This.

As a physiotherapist one of the most common symptoms you address everyday is pain...joint pains, muscle strains...acute pains, chronic pains....back pains, neck pains, knee joint pains...Arthritis, Tendinitis...
Whatever the situation your patient hopes to find a remedy from one of the physical therapy treatment modalities.

I just wanted to throw this in to help you in the course of administering therapy to female patients that present with complaints of multiple joint pain. Particularly pain that seems to be of systemic origin.
It is important to ask your patient if she's on any form of contraceptives, particularly the pill, the injectable (Deposit Provera), IUD...

Quite a number of women on contraceptives present with symptoms similar to autoimmune disorders like lupus, fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis....and even sciatica, tendinitis...

Some may respond to physiotherapy treatment, some may respond very slowly while some may not.
Whichever the case may be investigate meticulo…

How can you get a job as an Allied Health Professional in UAE?

Getting a physiotherapy job in Dubai can almost be like a catch 22 situation... " you need a work visa to work, but you need an employer to sponsor you to get a work visa...but you need to get your license to work as a physiotherapist... but you can't apply for a license till you pass the exams...but you don't even qualify to take the exams if you don't have a job offer...

So what can you do?

Well I have three suggestions, not necessarily recommendations, but these should help:

1. Send your CV to a recruitment agency in Dubai.

2. Search for jobs online by yourself. Here are some websites where you can search for physiotherapy jobs in Dubai or UAE generally:

LinkedIn
bayt.com
dubizzle.com
GNjobs.com
indeed.com
naukrigulf.com
careerjet.com
gulftalent.com

3. You can go to Dubai on a visit or tourist visa and search for jobs on ground. Buy their newspapers and pick up classifieds from supermarkets. Visit hospitals, health centers or gyms...


Study Materials for DHA, HAAD E…

ACSM Announces New Recommendations and Warnings Regarding Safety of Energy Drinks

Excessive caffeine consumption is dangerous for many, from children to Olympic athletes


INDIANAPOLIS –the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released a new official statement regarding energy drinks, published today in the college’s clinical review journal, Current Sports Medicine Reports.“Energy Drinks: A Contemporary Issues Paper” provides helpful guidance and warnings regarding these beverages because of the dangers they present to at-risk populations, primarily children who are the most vulnerable and the target of marketing efforts.

“Energy drinks are extremely popular and concerns about their consumption are coming from every sector of society, which is why we’ve published these recommendations.”  said John Higgins, MD, FACSM. “Our review of the available science showed that excessive levels of caffeine found in energy drinks can have adverse effects on cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, renal and endocrine systems, as well as psychiatric symptoms. More …

Register with Health Match BC to see if you Qualify for Express Entry BC

Health Match BC is a free health professional recruitment service funded by the Government of British Columbia (BC), Canada.

They specialise in recruiting Canadian and internationally educated physicians, registered nurses and allied health professionals on behalf of BC's public (not private) health employers.

You can register with them here

Once you register  their allied health services team will review your training and experience to determine if you are likely to qualify to work as a physiotherapist.

Its always good to know for free than pay much for your ignorance.

Do Your Free Online Assessment before Migrating to Canada as a Physiotherapist

A SART is an online self assessment tool designed for Internationally Educated Health Professionals. This tool will help you compare your knowledge, skills and abilities against those required to practice in Canada.

What content to expect in the tool:
1. Information on the education requirements and licensure/certification process for physical therapists.

2. General Information about immigration.

3. A view about the life and practice of physiotherapists through authentic case scenarios, employer identified core skills and technical competencies.

4. Assessment that helps you identify gaps (if any) and therefore make informed decisions about your career options (eg you may decide to start as a Physiotherapy Assistant instead of Physiotherapist)

I know a number health professionals that got nasty shocks after migrating to Canada, when they realized their skills didn't match.
As a first step it would be wise to use the free online assessment tool, so your decision to migrate to Canada…

Allied Health Travel Jobs in the US

When healthcare facilities experience shortages and vacancies caused by reasons such as expansion, turnover, or staff vacations, they recruit temporary allied health travel professionals with the flexibility to travel for temporary assignments (typically 13 weeks).

Med Travelers offers allied health clinicians the opportunity to expand and advance their careers in hospitals, clinics, medical centers, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, schools, government institutions, and many other healthcare organizations.

These Allied health travel jobs are ideal for new graduates seeking résumé-building opportunities that combine education with adventure.
Experienced health clinicians will also get to add variety experience to their allied health careers, while enjoying top pay, comprehensive insurance coverage, complimentary private housing, and many other exclusive benefits.

Qualifications:
You must be a graduate of a U.S.-accredited allied healthcare program,
hold a valid profess…

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2018. I hope this year is a year your career dreams come true. If you have any questions or suggestions that could help you achieve your desires, don't hesitate to contact me.