World Confederation for Physical Therapy

Founded in 1951, the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (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 WCPT and has an extensive relationship with the WCPT through individual physiotherapists who sit on WCPT committees and other bodies.

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

Sophie Heywood Aquatic Physical Therapy International

Jonathan Wray International Acupuncture Association of Physical Therapists

Brooke Marsh International Association of Physical Therapists in Animal Practice

Stephanie Fu International Association of Physical Therapists Working with Older People

Amy Fagan International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists

Jo Connaughton International Federation of Physical Therapists in Mental Health

Maria Constantinou International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy

Sheila Lennon-Fraser International Neurological Physical Therapy Association

Sonia Scharfbillig, Robyn Willcock, Heather Pierce International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women's Health

Anna Lee International Private Physical Therapy Association