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Physiotherapy Equipment Market shall expand at a CAGR of 7.2% between 2020 & 2030

According to FMI, the global physiotherapy equipment market is set to expand at a CAGR of 7.2% during 2020-2030. Rising geriatric population, combined with heightened levels of physical inactivity among the younger population is inducing several orthopedic and muscular disorders. Over 1 billion people worldwide lead extremely sedentary lifestyles according to the WHO.

Physical therapy refers to an act to human being related to assessment, diagnosis as well as treatment of bodily defects through conditions of abnormal movement or disease, health promotion, correction, prevention and rehabilitation of deterioration and mental & physical disabilities via physical therapy methods or the usage of tools or equipment permitted by Minister as physiotherapy tools & equipment.

The physiatrists and physical therapists’ help restore function and movement when someone is affected by disability, illness, or injury. 

A physiotherapist specialist offers its medical health care services in a prophylactic method for patients probable to get musculoskeletal disorders.  

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The physiatrist’s activities are focused on patient’s treatment personalization, looking to improve the quality of life of their patients. The physiotherapy centres treat a wide extent of cases, from spinal cord and brain injuries to post-traumatic sequelae, stroke and burn victims, and congenital locomotors disorders. Normally, these experts facilitate a multidisciplinary professional’s team, as occupational therapists, and physical therapists collaborate with specialized clinicians such as paediatrician, podiatrist, neurologist, along with other specialized doctors. 

There is a wide range of physiotherapy equipment, such as occupational therapy equipment, ultrasound physiotherapy, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy among others. The equipment is utilized to help with achieving everyday errands. Physiotherapy equipment might likewise comprise of exercise machines, for example, treadmills and bikes. Hand weights are another sort of physiotherapy equipment utilized in different circumstances. 

These devices are utilized in rehabilitation representing an interface between the doctors, physical therapists, patients, and engineers. Recently, the physical therapy sector has foreseen the advancement of neurorobotics. However, utilization of these equipment’s are extremely expensive and comprises numerous ethical challenges.  

Challenges in Adopting Physiotherapy Equipment 

The physical therapist’s educational level along with performance, as well as the patient’s rehabilitation emotional distress are key aspects that raised the ethical issues of physiotherapy equipment. Several physical therapists raised inquiring as to whether their profession is threatened to vanish, as indicated by the producer as well as patent development. However, briefly examining the robots’ interface and usefulness, they end up being just another instrument in the possession of physical therapists, adding more the role to satisfy the neuromuscular disorders are more predominant because of unjustifiable lifestyles. 

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Furthermore, with the advancement of neuro robots or exoskeletons emerges a new ethical issue about how much the equipment legitimizes the expenses of production and the amount it really reflects in the cost of equipment. This sort of ethical issue balances the benefit of a small group of individuals with higher financial guidelines, with dissatisfaction and chronic frailty of individuals. The electrotherapy equipment utilized in physical therapy is various kinds of high voltage currents, electromagnetic waves, continuous current, lasers, ultrasound, and high frequency or low -frequency currents.  

The moral ramifications of manufacturing and utilizing the equipment is a hole in this field. The professional community ought to reevaluate the morals approach of the equipment’s use as well as production. The reconsiderations will be applied amid the prototyping and licensing stage in addition to subsequent to positioning on the market.

Key Segment

Equipment Type

  • Cryotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Continuous Passive Motion Units
  • Multi-exercise Therapy Unit
  • Heat Therapy
  • Ultrasound Physiotherapy
  • Other Therapy Types


  • Neurological
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  • Others


  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Centers/Clinics
  • Homecare Settings


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania

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Last Updated: 12-Feb-2021