物理治療專業早在上個世紀八十年代於澳門出現,初期發展並非一帆風順,唯政府醫院及少部分私人醫療機構具此服務。限於種種歷史背景和原因,物理治療專業一直未為廣大市民所認識,故其使用率亦不高。回歸後,本澳物理治療師基於當時環境,覺得該為自身專業做一些事、出一分力;最終,澳門物理治療師公會於二零零零年五月份正式成立。

本會屬非牟利組織,以推動物理治療專業在本澳發展為宗旨,讓更多市民認識及得益於此項專業服務,藉以提升本澳市民健康水平。因此,本會的口號是「發展物理治療專業,提高全澳市民健康」。此正與特區政府「以民為本」的施政理念不謀而合。

本會會員主要由本澳的物理治療師所組成,分別服務於不同機構,包括:仁伯爵綜合醫院、鏡湖醫院、科大醫院、社會工作局、體育發展局、教育暨青年局及其他民間機構所開辦之特殊教育學校、中心及護老院舍等。另外亦有部分會員自行開業。本會會務皆由會員義務抽空處理,大部分會務經費則來自會員年費。雖然本會大部分成員的社會經驗不多,但憑著對自身專業的熱誠、醫務人員的使命感和服務市民的專業精神,由成立至今,做了不少工作,為社會作出一定貢獻。

本會的工作方向主要分為以下三方面:

一、對政府:協助澳門特區政府完成物理治療相關工作。

二、對社會:為本澳市民服務,宣傳及推廣物理治療。

三、對同業:掌握物理治療在世界發展之最新動向及知識,並為本澳同業爭取培訓機會,藉以提高本澳整體物理治療專業水平。

物理治療於現今社會,尤其在發達國家及地區已被重視並廣泛應用,在復康醫療範疇有其獨特性及重要作用。隨著人口老化及社會生活水平的提高,本澳人均年齡亦不斷上升,對健康生活及醫療的需求有增無減。於此前提下,物理治療在本澳確有極大發展空間。從經濟學角度來看,因物理治療能降低許多疾病如中風或骨折等的致殘率,故能為特區政府節省醫療開支。同時,物理治療師亦兼顧宣傳正確健康生活模式之職,如此便能有效減輕市民因疾病而為社會帶來的經濟負擔。

物理治療要在澳門發展得更好,仍有很長的路要走。然而,只要有廣大市民及特區政府的傾力支持,加上我們的努力,目標定能達成!

Who Are We

Macau Physical Therapists Association (MPTA) was officially formed in May 2000. It is a non-profit making association registered with the Macau S.A.R. government, representing the majority of the physical therapists in Macau. Our members were once just limited to the hospital service. As our first 15 years just passed, our services today cover a wider range of professional fields.

Mission Statement

The main objectives of the association are to promote and maintain a high standard of physical therapy practice in Macau, to assist the Macau government in optimization of the healthcare system, to exercise the duties and responsibilities to the patients and the general public with interest and integrity.

Members

MPTA has 114 members as of 2015, the equivalent of one per 5600 Macau citizens. Requirements stated in the MPTA constitution must be satisfied for a person to be accepted to become one of our members. Members of MPTA are distributed in different fields, including health care centers facilities such as hospitals and clinics, government-run facilities, nursing homes, schools, fitness industry, self-operated businesses and others etc.

The majority of Macau’s physical therapists undertook their undergraduate degree in Taiwan, because there is no facility or university which offers physical therapy studies in Macau itself. We also have graduates who completed their degrees in Hong Kong, Portugal, India, Australia, Canada, England, etc. There have been members who have furthered their studies and became specialized in pain management, psychology, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, sports science, physical education and sports, sports medicine, rehabilitation science, anatomy, geriatrics, assistive technology, etc.

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