WCPT, IOPTP and APCP!
Founded in 1951, the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) is the sole international voice for physical therapy, representing more than 450,000 physical therapists worldwide through its 109 member organisations. The confederation operates as a non-profit organisation and is registered as a charity in the UK.
WCPT believes that every individual is entitled to the highest possible standard of culturally appropriate healthcare delivered in an atmosphere of trust and respect for human dignity, and underpinned by sound clinical reasoning and scientific evidence. It is committed to furthering the physical therapy profession and improving global health through:
-encouraging high standards of physical therapy research, education and practice
-supporting the exchange of information between WCPT regions and member organisations
-collaborating with national and international organisations
WCPT subgroups are important independent organisations in their own right. They have a specific area of interest, and promote the advancement of physical therapy and exchange of scientific knowledge in their field.
International Organisation of Physical Therapists in Paediatrics (IOPTP) is one of the WCPT sub-groups. The purpose of the IOPTP is to provide a means by which WCPT member organisations having a common interest in children and their families may meet, confer, and promote these interests. They produce a newsletter twice a year and have a number of publications on their website for download.
APCP are delighted to have re-joined WCPT this year and are even more excited to be hosting a joint Conference with IOPTP in 2020. Initial planning has already started for this event, which will be in London in the Spring of 2020. Please look out for further details in our bulletins and newsletters and we hope as many of you as possible will come and support what looks like being a spectacular event!