Italian Association of Physiotherapists

released: 1 October 2016
last updated: 1 October 2016


How this list was created

The Italian Association of Physiotherapists (AIFI) contacted all regional offices and Special Interest Groups (GIS), asking for contributions from all its representatives and members to identify the less effective physiotherapy practices which are still being widely used. A working group was established to evaluate the proposals received, extensively analyze the literature in order to verify the reliability of proposals, and select the top five treatments in clinical physical therapy practice associated with high costs and/or possible side effects. The results have been shared among the members of AIFI Executive Board and National Direction and the latest proposed changes have been collected prior to final approval by the working group.

About this society:

The Italian Association of Physiotherapists (AIFI) is a non-profit, voluntary association that represents, protects and promotes the category of Physiotherapists by developing the knowledge and in-depth scientific understanding of the profession, including professional practice, training and research, in the interest of all citizens. AIFI Association is the sole representative of the Physiotherapy Profession (as set for by Ministry of Health Decree dated July 30, 2013) and is composed of regional representatives, who, together with ten members of the Executive Board nationally elected, constitute the National Direction. GIS (special interest groups) are specialist interest subgroups representing colleagues with training in specific areas of the physiotherapist profession.