As new theories emerge and new exercises, movements and techniques are taken up by the hands and mind of a physiotherapist, our profession is continuously developing. This paper discusses the development of ethical concerns within the profession, specifically in relation to autonomy and welfare of the patients.
This editorial gives the introduction to International Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. It begins with history and definition of fields like rehabilitation, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The later part also describes the journal’s objectives and review policy towards open-access publishing.