National Physiotherapy Service Descriptors

Our National Physiotherapy Service Descriptors (NPSDs) are our description of services provided by physiotherapists and physiotherapy services in their day-to-day practice. They are endorsed by our Board after widespread consultation within our profession.

The 2017 edition of our NPSDs signals important changes that reflect contemporary practice, including the incorporation of video-based modes of consultation into the definition of a consultation. Rather than differentiating some services on the basis of time, we continue to differentiate based of the relative complexity and demand for resources.

Download the National Physiotherapy Service Descriptors (which include explanatory notes).

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