Hip hip hooray: An aging population and rising disposable income will support industry growth

Over the five years to 2019, the role of physical therapy in promoting health and wellness has increased, benefiting the Physical Therapists industry in Canada. The industry exhibited strong growth during the period due to an aging population and rising per capita disposable income. However, profit growth has been partially buoyed by a troubling shortage of physiotherapists in Canada, which has contributed to long wait times for patients and rising costs. Over the five years to 2024, due to both a rise in life expectancy rates and a growing elderly population, industry operators are expected to remain in constant demand. Furthermore, rising per capita disposable income is expected to sustain demand for industry services...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Thanks to a rise in life expectancy rates and a growing elderly population, operators are expected to remain in constant demand
  • An aging population contributed to an increase in industry demand
  • The industry will likely grapple with a shortage of physical therapists
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Physical Therapists industry in Canada comprises establishments engaged in planning and administering individually designed treatment programs to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients. Over the five years to 2019, the industry was buoyed by a rapidly aging Canadian population. According to IBISWorld estimates, the number of adults aged 65 and older in Canada has increased at an annualized rate of 3.3% over the five years to 2019. Consequently, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 4.5% to $2.8 billion during the period, with a growth of 4.9% in 2019 specifically. Profit is expected to similarly benefit from this explosion of growth, increasing from 28.8% in 2014 to a projected 31.5% i...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Physical Therapists Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Physical Therapists Industry are

  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of adults aged 65 and older and Total health expenditure in the Physical Therapists industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Physical Therapists Industry?

    This industry administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatments; plans and administers educational, recreational and social activities designed to help patients with disabilities regain physical or mental functioning or adapt to their disabilities; and diagnoses and treats speech, language or hearing problems.

    Industry Products
  • Musculoskeletal and integumentary systems
  • Neurological system
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Prevention, health promotion and wellness
  • Industry Activities
  • Examining history and physical well-being of patients
  • Incorporating the results of laboratory and imaging studies
  • Providing manual therapy, education and techniques such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation
  • Establishing a management plan
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Total health expenditure
  • National unemployment rate
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Burgeoning elderly population
  • Specialized services
  • Ongoing challenges
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Expanding scope of care
  • Projected physical therapists shortage
  • Table: Physical Therapists Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Physical Therapists Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Primary Care Doctors in Canada
  • Hospitals in Canada
  • Nursing Care Facilities in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brand-Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Diagnostic & Medical Laboratories in Canada
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Musculoskeletal and integumentary systems
  • Neurological system
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Prevention, health promotion and wellness
  • Chart: Physical Therapists Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Professional practices and community health centres
  • Hospitals
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Physical Therapists Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Physical Therapists

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Physical Therapists Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Physical Therapists Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Physical Therapists Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Total health expenditure (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A term that refers to issues related to muscles and the skeleton.
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Therapy to help people participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
  • Orthopaedic Therapy
  • Therapy to manage and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
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