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Volunteering and electives

Information papers for physiotherapists planning to go abroad, volunteer, or work with development agencies.

Student Electives Abroad

In some countries UK physiotherapy students have to be registered with the professional body and or with the host university.

Please contact our Enquiry Handling Unit by phone on 020 7306 6666 or email for more help.

International exchange programmes

Students and recent graduates are often eligible for places on international exchange programmes such as Erasmus and Leonardo.

Community-based rehabilitation

The concept of community-based rehabilitation was developed nearly 30 years ago by the World Health Organisation to widen the reach of rehabilitation services in under-resourced areas.

Originally part of primary health care, CBR is now described as 'a strategy for rehabilitation, equalisation of opportunities, poverty reduction and social inclusion of people with disabilities':


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