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.


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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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Research Review


Congratulations to the South Africa Member Organisation that has met all requirements of its 2nd International Monitoring.


Registration and abstract submission for IFOMPT 2016 goes live on Monday 20th April www.ifomptconference.org/

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
Kind regards
Chris Mercer
Chair of the Conference Organising Committee



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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Membership Organisation Events

For information on Conferences, Meetings or other events by our Member Organisations, go to the  MO Events page

The formerly known ECT now becomes ECMT - European Congress Manual Therapy and
will be organized by Axxon BCIG, MATHERA.be - The Belgian Clinical Interest Group Manual Therapy. 
 More information about the programm and registrationform will be soon available at www.mathera.be.



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
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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