Which Country Has the Most Physiotherapists?

Number of Physiotherapists (persons), 2014 or latest
Health Care | January 1, 2019
$2.99
Excel Sheet

Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2014, USA ranked the highest in number of physiotherapists with 195,670 persons followed by Germany and France. On the other end of the scale was Estonia with 419 persons, Iceland with 531 persons and Latvia with 600 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Physiotherapists indicator page.

Number of Physiotherapists Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Australia persons ... ... ... 16,373 17,263 20,365 16,998 17,980 ...
Belgium persons 18,430 18,570 18,839 18,325 18,742 ...
Canada persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16,889 17,312 16,885 17,653 18,469 ...
Chile persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,761 6,687 9,784
Finland persons ... 12,438 12,637 12,835 13,156 13,328
France persons 68,751 70,845 72,850 75,164 77,778
Germany persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 129,000 137,000 146,000 152,000 160,000 ...
Italy persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 50,513 56,972 ...
Netherlands persons ... ... ... ... ... 28,380 29,325 30,165 31,289 32,217 ...
Poland persons 21,837 22,699 21,470 21,975 22,665 ...
South Korea persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 20,218 21,335 22,827 24,017 25,475
Spain persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 31,229 33,288 35,630 37,480 38,630 ...
Sweden persons ... 11,589 11,659 11,923 12,059 12,299 ... ...
USA persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 167,300 174,490 180,280 185,440 191,460 ...
United Kingdom persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 26,377 27,402 27,452 27,350 27,459