I was largely on my LinkedIn account today, trying to solidify some of my networking efforts. I find that LinkedIn is becoming increasingly important for my social media consultations.

While i was at it, I saw a post where a writer was trying to clarify the different functions of a medical rehabilitation therapist and those of a physiotherapist… I  agree that Physiotherapy seem to be more popular than Meapy seem to be more popular than Medical Rehabilitation therapy, as I knew little or nothing about this professional group.

I decided to do some digging, and to my dismay, Physiotherapy is a profession under the purview of the Medical Rehabilitation Therapist (Registration) Board of Nigeria (MRTB).

I had been totally misled by the post that seemed to suggest that physiotherapy is an independent discipline different Medical Rehabilitation Therapy. But this is not so…

Medical Rehabilitation Therapist Board was established by Decree 38 of 1988/Acts M9 LFN 2004 for the regulation and control of the under listed professions in the Health Sector in Nigeria:
  1. Physiotherapy
  2. Occupational Therapy
  3. Speech Therapy
  4. Clinical Audiology
  5. Osteopathic Medicine
  6. Chiropractic Medicine
  7. Prosthetics & Orthotics

With this arrangement, it is clear that the MRTB should be seen as a heterogeneous regulatory agency saddled with the statutory responsibilities of regulating the training and practice of the above named professions in the Health Sector in Nigeria.

I also discovered that some key facilities are not accredited to offer the Board’s exclusive clinical services.

Below is the comprehensive list of accredited institutions by the board…

Clinical Institutions Date Report
Accreditation Reports Before 2004
445 Airforce Hospital, Ikeja, 2008 Download
Aso Rock, Abuja 2005 Download
AZ Physiotherapy Surulere 2005 Download
Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta 2005 Download
Federal Medical Center, Asaba 2011 Download
Federal Medical Center, Gombe 2011 Download
Federal Medical Center, Ido-Ekiti 2009 Download
Federal Medical Center, Owo 2009 Download
Havana Specialist Hospital 2005 Download
Jos University Teaching Hospital, Pleateau 2007 Download
Jos University Teaching Hospital, Pleateau 2010 Download
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Osogbo 2005 Download
Physical Therapy Centre, VI, 2008 Download
Preferres Physio & Wellness, 2008 Download
University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo 2007 Download
University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin 2007 Download
UITH, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu 2008 Download
University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port-Harcourt 2007 Download
Wellpath Physiotherapy, Ikoyi 2007 Download
Source: MRTB



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