Physio and AHPRA stats revealed

Nearly 70% of physiotherapists in Australia are under 44 years old, with the latest information showing physiotherapy is the 5th largest regulated health profession.

The new figures have been revealed in the 2010-2011 Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and National Boards’ annual report on the 10 professions regulated under the AHPRA.

There were over 22,000 physiotherapists registered to practise in Australia as of June 30th, according to information released by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia. Nearly 68% of those are between 20 and 44 years of age.

11 formal complaints were lodged this year about registered physiotherapists. The Board and the Physiotherapy Council in NSW took immediate action against 6 of the registered practitioners, with mandatory notifications made against the remaining 5.

Pharmacy on the other hand, has the largest % of young practitioners. The average pharmacist being female, aged between 25 and 29, and practising in NSW.

Data from the Pharmacy Board of Australia shows there are nearly 26,000 pharmacists registered in Australia, with 230 pharmacists aged over the aged of 80.

The board is considering action against 18 pharmacists, from a total of 419 formal complaints made to the board. 6 pharmacists have had conditions imposed on their registration while 5 others have had their registration suspended. 15 mandatory notifications were also made.

In other information, 71% of osteopaths registered to practise with the Osteopathy Board of Australia are aged between 20 and 44 years. There are currently 1595 osteopaths registered to practise in Australia.

the Osteopathy Board of Australia revealed there were 1595 osteopaths registered to practise on June 30 this year, with 71 per cent aged between 20 and 44 years.

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