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Meet the Standards Committee
The vision statement of IFOMPT is focused on excellence of clinical and academic standards for manual/musculoskeletal physiotherapists. The Standards Committee of IFOMPT is a sub-committee of the Executive Committee and is responsible for advising the Executive on educational issues and maintaining standards.
As the international organisation representing orthopaedic manipulative physiotherapy (OMPT), IFOMPT is committed to the promotion and ongoing development of this area of clinical specialisation. A major function of IFOMPT is to ensure the quality of postgraduate education in OMPT.
The IFOMPT Educational Standards document provides a detailed guide to the standards of education for postgraduate programmes that are considered acceptable to IFOMPT. The process of IFOMPT international monitoring introduces a process to ensure that educational programmes accepted by IFOMPT continue to satisfy these education standards and produce physiotherapists who are able to deliver a high standard of patient care in the area of orthopaedic manipulative physiotherapy.
The international monitoring process is detailed in the Standards Document Part B.
The monitoring status per country can be found here.
International Monitoring Resources
IFOMPT has various guidelines and resources available to assist the Member Organisations in submitting their international monitoring reports.
IFOMPT IM guidance first submission
IFOMPT IM guidance second submission
External Assessor Resources
All Member Organisations appoint External Assessors to compile their International Monitoring Reports. For a list of the External Assessors per country, click here
The Standards Committee have developed a range of resources specifically aimed at assisting the External Assessors in conducting their assessments.
Standards Committee Workshop Resources
The Standards Committee presents workshops and training opportunities where the various concepts are discussed and elements of the international monitoring initiative are explained and highlighted.
"We strongly support the opportunity for an individual to train in one country and then practice in another country and be recognised by that countries MO, without having to jump through multiple artificial hoops."
"The globalisation of the physiotherapy profession supports practitioners being mobile and expanding themselves. Many MO members have and will travel and work overseas thus RR may permit them to obtain greater recognition in those work environments."