This article discussed the historical context of health policy development in Nigeria and the roles physiotherapists can play in its implementation. It also proposed a conceptual framework on the connection between physiotherapy and health policy development and the plausible physical therapy services within the Nigerian national health policy agenda. The issues raised are a call to action for Nigerian physiotherapists to become more proactive in policy development rather than continue to react to the policies developed by power player stakeholders.
Key words: Health policy, policy development, physiotherapy, Nigeria.
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