Africa Physiotherapy Market Analysis

Africa Physiotherapy Market Analysis

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The Africa physiotherapy market size was valued at $0.79 Bn in 2022 and is estimated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.35% from 2022 to 2030 and will reach $1.4 Bn in 2030. Africa physiotherapy market is expected to grow due to the increasing prevalence of injuries, the aging population, and the rising number of chronic diseases. The market is segmented by Product Type, Application Type, and End User. The major players in the Africa physiotherapy market are Zimmer MedizinSysteme, BTL, EMS Physio Ltd., and Whitehall Manufacturing.

ID: IN10AFHS016 CATEGORY: Healthcare Services GEOGRAPHY: Africa AUTHOR: Chandani Patel

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Africa Physiotherapy Market Executive Summary

The Africa physiotherapy market size was valued at $0.79 Bn in 2022 and is estimated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.35% from 2022 to 2030 and will reach $1.4 Bn in 2030. Healthcare expenditure in Africa varies widely by country. Some countries, such as South Africa, have relatively high levels of healthcare expenditure, while others, such as many low-income countries, have very low levels of healthcare expenditure. South Africa spent 8.5% of its GDP on healthcare, which is considered relatively high by African standards. Other countries with relatively high healthcare expenditure as a percentage of GDP include Egypt (4.2%), Algeria (3.9%), and Morocco (3.8%). On the other hand, many low-income countries in Africa have very low levels of healthcare expenditure.

In Africa, there is a high rate of injury and disability in Africa, due to factors such as poor road safety, lack of protective equipment in workplaces, and high rates of violence. Physiotherapy may reduce the impact of these injuries and improve the function and quality of life of people who have been injured. Furthermore, physiotherapy can play a key role in maternal and child health, helping to prevent and treat conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, and other common pregnancy-related musculoskeletal problems.

In addition, Africa is facing a growing burden of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, which can cause musculoskeletal problems. Physiotherapy plays a key role in managing these conditions, through the use of exercise, manual therapy, and other techniques. Hence, the demand for physiotherapy in Africa is rising during the forecast period.

africa physiotherapy market analysis

Market Dynamics

Market Growth Drivers

The physiotherapy market in Africa is being driven by the aging population. Ageing leads to loss of muscle mass, a drop in bone density, stiffer joints, and internal imbalances. For older persons to restore the physical function needed for daily functioning, exercise under the guidance of a physiotherapist is strongly advised. This therapy benefits seniors, including lowered risk of heart disease, enhanced mood and self-esteem, decreased risk of falling, and more. The aforementioned factors make physiotherapy equipment necessary for the elderly population.

Furthermore, the prevalence of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, and hypertension is increasing in Africa, and to maintain or prevalent such conditions rehabilitative physiotherapy services will be required. Hence the demand for physiotherapy services is increasing during the forecast period. Moreover, Due to the increasing prevalence of different injuries and joint pain, the market for physiotherapy in Africa region is anticipated to expand in the coming years.

Market Restraints

The regional market cannot expand since there is a shortage of qualified employees to operate the therapeutic equipment. The growth rate of the African physiotherapy equipment market is also being hampered by other issues, including subpar payment methods and a lack of understanding of the benefits of physiotherapy in certain regions of Africa.

Competitive Landscape

Key Players

  • EMS Physio
  • ITO Co.
  • Enraf-Nonius B.V.
  • BTL
  • Whitehall Manufacturing.
  • Dynatronics Corporation
  • Performance Health
  • Storz Medical AG
  • Zimmer MedizinSysteme

Healthcare Policies and Regulatory Landscape

Policy changes and Reimbursement scenario of Africa Physiotherapy Market

In South Africa, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is responsible for regulating medical devices, including physiotherapy equipment. In Kenya, the Pharmacy and Poisons Board is responsible for regulating the import, sale, and use of medical devices. In addition, many African countries have regulations in place that require medical equipment to be registered and/or certified by a national regulatory body before it can be imported or sold.

Physiotherapy Market Segmentation

By Product: (Revenue, USD Billion):

Based on product, the physiotherapy equipment market is divided into two major segments, namely, equipment and accessories. The equipment segment accounted for the largest share of the physiotherapy equipment market in 2021. The equipment segment is further segmented into electrotherapy equipment, ultrasound equipment, exercise therapy equipment, heat therapy equipment, cryotherapy equipment, combination therapy equipment, continuous passive motion therapy equipment, shockwave therapy equipment, laser therapy equipment, magnetic pressure therapy equipment, traction therapy, and other physiotherapy equipment (hydrotherapy and vacuum therapy). Owing to the increasing use of electrotherapy equipment in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and owing to increasing concerns for patients’ safety and minimal/no side-effects during the physiotherapy treatments.

  • Equipment
  • Electrotherapy equipment
  • Ultrasound equipment
  • Exercise therapy equipment
  • Heat therapy equipment
  • Cryotherapy equipment
  • Combination therapy equipment
  • Continous passive motion therapy equipment
  • Shockwave therapy equipment
  • Laser therapy equipment
  • Magnetic pressure therapy equipment
  • Traction therapy
  • Other physiotherapy equipment
  • Accessories
  • Manual Therapy
  • Specialized treatment
  • Joint Mobilization Techniques
  • Suspension Therapy

By Application (Revenue, USD Billion):

Based on application, the physiotherapy equipment market is segmented into musculoskeletal applications, neurological applications, cardiovascular and pulmonary applications, pediatric applications, gynecological applications, and other applications (including sports and palliative care). The musculoskeletal applications segment holds a dominating share attributed to the increasing adoption of physiotherapies to accelerate recovery of accidental injuries, rising incidence of musculoskeletal disorders, and growth in the geriatric population.

By Applications

  • Musculoskeletal applications
  • Neurological applications
  • Cardiovascular and pulmonary applications
  • Pediatric applications
  • Gynecological applications
  • Other applications

By End-user (Revenue, USD Billion):

Based on end users, the physiotherapy equipment market is segmented into physiotherapy & rehabilitation centers, hospitals, home care settings, physician offices, and other end users (community health centers and elderly care facilities). In 2021, the physiotherapy & rehabilitation centers segment accounted for the largest share of the physiotherapy equipment market due to increasing demand for advanced physiotherapy equipment and their wide usage across the care continuum across these centers.

  • Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation centers
  • Hospitals
  • Home care settings
  • Physician offices

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Last updated on: 20 January 2023

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