Archives of Physiotherapy (formerly Italian Journal of Physiotherapy)

Archives of Physiotherapy (formerly Italian Journal of Physiotherapy)


All articles published by Archives of Physiotherapy are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers (Open Access).
The publication costs for Archives of Physiotherapy are covered by The Italian Society of Physiotherapy (Società Italiana di Fisioterapia, S.I.F.) and The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.


Marco Baccini, Azienda Sanitaria di Firenze and Florence University





Society affiliations

Italian Society of Physiotherapy

The Italian Society of Physiotherapy (Società Italiana di Fisioterapia, S.I.F.) was founded in Bologna, May 29, 2010, by more than 150 Italian physiotherapists with the aim to promote scientific activities within the physiotherapy field, and to encourage the dissemination of knowledge and clinical evidence-based practice.
The core objectives of the S.I.F. are the promotion of scientific research in all areas of physiotherapy intervention, the promotion of initiatives that contribute to the dissemination of the scientific foundations of physiotherapy and evidence-based practice, and the collaboration with other National and International Scientific Societies, Universities and health authorities.
Though focused on physiotherapy, the association is not restricted to physiotherapists but open to professionals of all disciplines who collaborate to the objective of acquiring new elements of knowledge about physiotherapy interventions and therefore share the mission of S.I.F.


The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) is one of the nine professional universities recognised by the Swiss Confederation. Founded under federal law, SUPSI offers more than 30 Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree courses, characterised by cutting edge education which unites classical theoretical-scientific instruction with a professional orientation. Great care is given to research, carried out in key sectors on competitively acquired projects with large European and national agencies or mandated by organisations and institutions


Founded in 1959, the Italian Association of Physiotherapists (Associazione Italiana Fisioterapisti - AIFI) is the representative organization of the physiotherapy profession at the Ministry of Health of the Italian Government and the Italian member organization of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy. With about 9.000 physiotherapists working in 19 Italian regional areas, AIFI operates as a non-profit organization to promote the role of physiotherapy in improving health and wellbeing, through encouraging high standards of physiotherapy practice, education and research, facilitating communication and information exchange, and collaborating with national and international organizations.


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