The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) represents groups of Manipulative Physical Therapists around the world who have completed stringent post-registration/post-graduation specialisation programs in the field of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.
It is a Federation that sets educational and clinical standards in this area of physical therapy. IFOMPT actively encourages improved patient management by its Standards Document and by acitvely endorsing evidence based practice. IFOMPT is a subgroup of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, and was formed in 1974.
Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMPT) Definition
Voted in at General Meeting in Cape Town, March 2004
Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy is a specialised area of physiotherapy / physical therapy for the management of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, based on clinical reasoning, using highly specific treatment approaches including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises.
Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy also encompasses, and is driven by, the available scientific and clinical evidence and the biopsychosocial framework of each individual patient.
IFOMPT Organisational Chart
IFOMPT does not have individual members, and its membership is made up of MO's (Member Organisations) and RIGs (Registered Interest Groups). Details of these are available in the MO and RIG section of this site.
WCPT Subgroup Structure
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