The aim of this paper is to verify a hypothesis that there is no legal definition of the notion of physiotherapist in Polish legal system. The task was to identify the source of the legal status of physiotherapists in Poland, preceded by an analysis of the existing legal order. Critical analysis of selected literature was used as the research method. The analytic method has also been used in the selection of sources of law and an analysis of their contents, which have been then synthesized in order to define the concept. The following conclusions are the result of the study. None of the existing sources of law contain the definition of a physiotherapist profession. Physiotherapist is a medical profession grounded on possession of the specialized education. Physiotherapists and their activities have been taken into account in the existing catalogue of the professions and services. A physiotherapist is a physical culture personnel representative.
Samodzielny Zakład Prawa i Edukacji dla Bezpieczeństwa, Wydział Wychowania Fizycznego AWF im. Jerzego Kukuczki w Katowicach / Department of Law and Education for Security, Faculty Physical Education, Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice
Zakład Biomechaniki i Sportów Siłowych, Katedra Motoryczności Człowieka, Wydział Wychowania Fizycznego AWF im. Jerzego Kukuczki w Katowicach / Department of Biomechanics and Force Sports, Chair of Human Motorics, Faculty of Physical Education, Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice
Zakład Teorii Sportu, Katedra Teorii i Praktyki Sportu, Wydział Wychowania Fizycznego AWF im. Jerzego Kukuczki w Katowicach / Department of Sports Theoretics, Chair of Sports Theory and Practice, Faculty of Physical Education, Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice
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