Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
DELAI, Kéllin Daneluz and WISNIEWSKI, Miriam Salete Wilk. The physiotherapist insertion in the family health program. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, suppl.1, pp.1515-1523. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000700087.
Study of quali-quantitative character that had as its main objective, to map out the Physiotherapist insertion in the Family Health Program (PSF) of the cities that compose a Regional Coordination of Health (CRS) in Rio Grande do Sul State. For this, after the identification of the cities that compose the referred coordination and professional physiotherapists working in these cities, it was sent, via e-mail, a pre-prepared questionnaire, containing opened and closed questions about the subject. The study was done in the period between August and October 2007. The obtained results showed that in the cities under study, no physiotherapist is inserted into the PSF, there are cities that do not provide the physiotherapy service, and the perception of professional physiotherapists about their participation in the Program is directed to the interest in the interaction with the community, preventive way. The conclusion is that there is no knowledge about the professional physiotherapist skills from the municipal managers, lack of professional recognition in order of preventive work, and the physiotherapy as health field with so important participation as the others, inserted in PSF. Already, in the context of new existing Health Politics, the physiotherapy has important place to the performance in the community group.
Keywords : Family Health Program; Physiotherapy; Primary prevention.