World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT)

Confédération mondiale pour la thérapie physique

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1951-09-08 Copenhagen Denmark


Founded when Articles of Association were agreed, a Provisional Committee having been set up in 1948 and a draft constitution drawn up in Apr 1950, Paris (France).


Further the physical therapy profession and improve global health.


2025 – World Physiotherapy Congress
2023-06-02 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates – World Physiotherapy Congress

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General Meeting (every 4 years, at Congress); Executive Board; International Scientific Committee; Sub-committees, sub-groups and special interest sub-groups. Regions (5): Africa; Asia Western Pacific; European; North America Caribbean; South America. Official sub-groups:

Secretariat in London (UK), headed by CEO. Meetings open to accredited delegates and observers. Affiliated networks (3): Aquatic Physical Therapy International (APTI); International Network of Spinal Cord Injury Physiotherapists; International Society of Physiotherapy Journal Editors.


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