The proportion of male physiotherapists working in a group or solo professional practice/clinic was almost twice that of female physiotherapists in 2008. Group or solo professional practice settings were generally associated with higher worked hours. Male physiotherapists did report working more hours on average, over longer periods of their career, than female physiotherapists. Only 10% of female physiotherapists reported working an estimated 40 or more hours a week, and most of these female physiotherapists worked in a group or solo professional practice setting.
Physiotherapists in Canada, 2008 is the second annual report of its kind, examining supply, demographic, geographic, education and employment characteristics of physiotherapists across Canada. It includes detailed information for all provinces except Nova Scotia. Highlights from the report include
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