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This is where you will find all of the latest in IFOMPT news.  Keep checking frequently.

A warm welcome to our 20th Registered Interest Group - Traumatology and Orthopaedics in Physiotherapy (TOF), Latvia. They will be represented by Guna Semjonova.  Welcome to the IFOMPT family.

Well done to Frédéric Froment and team on the publication of their research completed through the IFOMPT Network:
Large variability found in musculoskeletal physiotherapy scope of practice throughout WCPT and IFOMPT affiliated countries: An international survey.
This research was also the topic of a winning poster presentation at the recent WCPT Congress.
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Congratulations to our Team from Canada -  This past week-end our IFOMPT Delegates attended the CAMPT events in Canada and Lenerdene Levesque, Lorrie Maffey and Anita Gross were all awarded Life Membership of CAMPT. In addition Lenerdene Levesque was awarded the Golden Hands Award:
.Lorrie, Lenerdene and Anita June 2019  Lenerdene getting Canadain award June 2019

RIP Freddy Kaltenborn

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of one of the founders and champions of IFOMPT and OMT worldwide, Freddy Kaltenborn. I am pleased to share the tribute written by one of our other founders, Dr. Stanley Paris.
Ken Olson, IFOMPT President

 IFOMPT Conference 2020
Registrations are now open for IFOMPT 2020 - https://ifomptconference.org/register/

Other News and Information
TNNews Interview by Emma Stokes, Ken Olson, Efosa Guobadia, Renee Songer and Elijah Freeman on World Physiotherapy Day and what it means to be a Physiotherapist
Physical therapists join call to stop ‘ineffective and damaging’ low back pain treatment

Cauda Equina Syndrome Information and Resources
Video on cauda equina syndrome for clinicians describing the latest evidence and how to identify and what symptoms to act on

Cauda equina Credit Cards

The MACP has translated the Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) warning credit card into several languages which are available on the IFOMPT website which you are welcome to download and use for patients you may suspect could develop CES. This initiative has been used in the UK to empower patients to act on signs and symptoms of CES so that timely intervention can take place preventing life changing consequences.
The translated credit cards are available at in the Publications and Resources section of this website

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