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What is IFOMPT?
The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists Incorporated (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.
IFOMPT actively encourages improved patient management by its Standards Document and by actively endorsing evidence-based practice. IFOMPT was formed in 1974 and is a subgroup of World Physiotherapy.
How does IFOMPT Work?
IFOMPT is a subgroup of World Physiotherapy which is the sole international voice for physical therapy, representing more than 350,000 physical therapists worldwide. In turn, World Physiotherapy is a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO). IFOMPT is legally and financially independent of World Physiotherapy.
IFOMPT is registered as an Incorporated Society in New Zealand and its office is in Auckland. It is governed by its Constitution and the Executive Committee is tasked with the management of its affairs that take place in terms of the Strategic Plan. The Standards Committee is a subcommittee of the Executive Committee and is responsible for advising the Executive Commitee on educational issues and maintaining standards.
A number of Advisory Groups consisting of members from the various Member Organisations have been appointed to guide the activities and outputs of IFOMPT. This ensures that the membership remains actively involved in its operations and activities. In addition, Task Forces are appointed to investigate specific issues from time-to-time. Executive CommitteeStandards Committee
Where is IFOMPT?
IFOMPT represents over 25 000 physical therapists passionate about OMPT from 38 countries
Member Organisations (MOs)
Registered Interest Groups (RIGs)
IFOMPT Life Members
Why join IFOMPT?
"With 30 years of practise, the IFOMPT webinars allow me to have a perfect update in manual therapy. I think that the fact that a webinars take only one hour means that lecturer sticks to the point, and that gives us maximum information in short time. Thanks for your organisation."
"As a faculty member in a DPT program and as a practicing clinician, I am always looking for educational opportunities to help challenge me to think more deeply about what we say and do in orthopaedic manual therapy. The recent series of lectures from IFOMPT have been really helpful in my growth as an educator and clinician."
"The best days of IFOMPT are still ahead and I am so excited for what IFOMPT can still achieve."
"We should be proud that this organisation - a manual therapy organisation - is recognised by World Physiotherapy as THE musculoskeletal expert."