Welcome to Robert Rowe who is the new IFOMPT MO Delegate for the USA and a big thank you to Tim Flynn for all the hard work during his tenure as the delegate.
The presentations from the 2014 IFOMPT Teachers meeting are now available here.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our keynote speaker podcasts for IFOMPT2016. A short clip of the full podcast is on the conference website and on you tube IFOMPT Media YouTube Channel , but you will be able to access the full podcast by "registering your interest" via the conference website. This is a great start to our series of podcasts, and Roger is a fantastic ambassador for the MACP , IFOMPT and the conference. Please register your interest now at www.ifomptconference.org to get the chance to listen in. Further podcasts with our other keynotes are ready to go and will be launched in due course
Chair of the Conference Organising Committee
IFOMPT RESPONDS TO AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION CERVICAL MANIPULATION PAPER
Physical Therapists Prepared to Identify Benefits, Risks of Neck Manipulation for Appropriate Patients
New Zealand, August 11, 2014 – The International Federation of Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) appreciates the efforts of the American Heart Association (AHA) to bring to light the benefits and risks of cervical or neck manipulation, but believes the scientific statement released on August 7, 2014 is significantly limited in its scope, context, and ability to reduce the burden of stroke on society and may place unnecessary fear in the public of an effective low risk treatment intervention. The international orthopaedic manual physical therapy community recognises the rare but potentially significant risks associated with cervical manipulation - a treatment that can effectively address conditions such as headache and neck pain that are highly prevalent in our society - and is committed to educating the public about the appropriateness of neck manipulation for individual patients.