As the demand for health care grows in Canada, delivering high-quality, effective, and sustainable services is one of the most pressing challenges facing governments and businesses. Physiotherapists have an important role to play in addressing these challenges by promoting active lifestyles and rehabilitation for both seniors and the general population, thus contributing to optimizing health system performance. With a sizeable market share and a steady growth in consultations, physiotherapy is positioned as a strong player that complements the range of health services available to enhance the mobility of Canadians. The main challenge going forward is how access to physiotherapy can be improved for those that need it most.
This briefing aims to present a profile of the physiotherapy market in Canada and quantify the demand and supply of physiotherapy services. It is the second in a series of three that explores the role, value, and potential of physiotherapy services.