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.


IFOMPT Approved Learning Institutions

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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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USA and New Zealand Announce Reciprocity

Graduates from IFOMPT approved learning institutions monitored by IFOMPT have all met a set of minimum requirements that meet the standards as set in the IFOMPT Educational Standards Document.

Meeting these requirements implies that graduates from each Member Organisations' learning institutions have met and passed equivalent educational standards.  The USA and New Zealand recently entered into a Reciprocal Recognition Agreement which now allows AAOMPT members to become Graduate Members of NZMPA (New Zealand Manual Physiotherapists Association) and also allow NZMPA members to become Fellows of AAOMPT.

We are very excited to have this opportunity and for the potential it brings to reach similar agreements between other Member Organisations.



Events and Conferences
IFOMPT Conference
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Other Events

2014 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.

2015 WCPT Congress

This will be held in Singapore from the 1 to 4 May 2015.


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