IFOMPT provides world-wide promotion of excellence and unity in clinical and academic standards for manual/musculoskeletal physiotherapists.

The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (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.

It is a Federation that sets Educational and Clinical Standards in this area of physical therapy.  IFOMPT actively encourages improved patient management by its Standards Document and by actively endorsing evidence based practice.

IFOMPT is a subgroup of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT), and was formed in 1974.


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The vision statement of IFOMPT is focused to excellence of clinical and academic standards for manual/musculoskeletal physiotherapists. The Standards Committee of IFOMPT is a sub-committee of the Executive Committee and responsible for advising the Executive on educational issues and maintaining standards. The Standards Document is the guideline document which IFOMPT provides for groups of Manual Therapists who wish to seek membership of IFOMPT through the creation of postgraduate educational programmes in OMT.
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Football Medicine Strategies for Player Care
April 11-12, 2015  Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre London
 3RD Science of Football Summit
April 13,2015
Wembley Stadium
 Isokinetic Medical Group is happy to welcome you to the XXIVth edition of the International Conference on Sports Rehabilitation and Traumatology that will be held in London from April 11 to April 13, 2015. The topic chosen for next year’s Conference is Football Medicine Strategies for Player Care. The most famous international field specialists will gather together in one only venue in order to give a multicultural approach to the topic of injury prevention and player’s health.
The subjects treated are of particular clinical interest and will go from surgery and conservative approaches to return to sport, rehabilitation and sports medicine. Up to date topics, such as concussion, nutrition and psychological aspects will also be discussed.
Visit our website for further information! www.FootballMedicineStrategies.com


IFOMPT would like to welcome the Colombian Scientific Association of Othopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy (OMT-Colombia) who has become a Registered Group of IFOMPT as of 19 August 2014.



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.

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IFOMPT Conference 2016

 "Expanding Horizons"
The next IFOMPT Conference will take place in Glasgow from 4 to 8 July 2016. For information on the venue, accommodation, the programme and all developments leading up to the event, please click on the link below.


IFOMPT Conference 2020
Member Organisations are invited to submit Expressions of Interest to host the 2020 IFOMPT Conference.  The initial Expression of Interest to be submitted to admin@ifompt.org by 1 July 2015 followed by the comprehensive submission by 1 December 2015.
Other Events
Ball  IFOMPT Teachers Meeting
The next Teachers Meeting will be held at the Hoge School in Utrecht on Saturday, 27 September 2014. See here for a copy of the invitation to this event as well as the call for abstracts and the programme for the event.

2015 WCPT Congress
The 2015 WCPT Congress will take place in Singapore from 1 to 4 May 2015. See here for the link to the Congress website.

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