• The Global Leader in OMPT Excellence

    The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists Incorporated (IFOMPT) represents groups of Manipulative and Manual Physical Therapists around the world who have completed stringent post-registration/post-graduation specialisation programmes in the field of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.

IFOMPT represents




Physical Therapists

Passionate about



Global OMPT


Membership Benefits

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Access many benefits from professional development to linking with an international network of like-minded people.

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Meetings and Conferences

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Every 4 years, the world PTs meet at the prestigious IFOMPT Conference. Let's meet in Basel, Switzerland from 4 to 6 July 2024.

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IFOMPT Webinar Series

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We run quarterly webinars by a wide range of internationally renowned speakers on various topics. Stay in touch by registering.

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Opportunities for Advertising

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Looking to stay informed and up to date - search here for a course to attend or to find employment elsewhere in the IFOMPT World?

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IFOMPT Ghent September 2023

IFOMPT will be joining our Belgain Member Organisation AXXON Mathera for the ECMT 2023 European Congress Manual Therapy - Patient-Centered Care: A key to empower manual therapy 

IFOMPT 2024 Conference in Basel



The next IFOMPT Webinar will be by Richard Rosedale from the McKenzie Institute and will be available on demand from 22/3/2023 till 15/5/2023
When is an extremity problem not an extremity problem?
Many times a day, in our clinical practice we go through the process of 'screening the spine' for an isolated extremity problem. We may ask about spinal pain/history and look at spinal range of motion or maybe palpate the spine. Often, after a quick check we move onto the extremity: we’ve ‘cleared the spine’. But how sure are we that this is the case? On what are we basing this daily decision? If the spine is implicated, will there always be spinal pain? loss of range? production of extemity pain on palpation? On what are we basing these decisions? Research, clinical experience or assumptions?