World Physiotherapy

Founded in 1951, the World Physiotherapy (formally know as World Confederation for Physical Therapy or WCPT) is the sole international voice for physical therapy, representing more than 350 000 physical therapists worldwide through its 112 member organisations. It operates as a non-profit organisation and is registered as a charity in the UK.

The APA is a member of the World Physiotherapy and has an extensive relationship with the World Physiotherapy through individual physiotherapists who sit on World Physiotherapy committees and other bodies.

The current list of Australian representatives on World Physiotherapy sub-groups are: 

Sophie Heywood International Organisation of Aquatic Physical Therapyl

Jenny Lucy International Acupuncture Association of Physical Therapists

Lynne Harrison International Association of Physical Therapists in Animal Practice

Kate Lawler International Association of Physical Therapists Working with Older People

Rod McLean International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists

Ellen Lake International Organisation of Physical Therapists in Mental Health

Maria Constantinou International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy

Melissa McConaghy International Neurological Physical Therapy Association

Cath Willis, Ella Cameron & Jason Crow International Organisation of Physical Therapists in Pelvic and Women’s Health

Libby Soderholm International Private Physical Therapy Association

Rose Boucaut International Federation of Physical Therapists working in Occupational Health & Ergonomics

TBA International Confederation of Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapists

Nikki Milne International Organisation of Physical Therapists in Paediatrics