Information about the database of experts

This page provides further details to those who would like to support the development of the profession globally by offering to others their knowledge and expertise in physical therapy practice, education, research, professional issues or global health.

What is an expert?

For the purposes of the WCPT find an expert service an expert is defined as a member of a WCPT member organisation who:

  • has at least seven years experience in their principle area of expertise;
  • has undertaken further education to enhance knowledge and skills in the area of expertise;
  • has sufficient experience in presenting information and the language skills to convey information to people who do not have the same language;
  • is recognised by peers to be an expert in the area (eg membership of a recognised special interest group, completion of a programme of specialisation, peer reviewed publications, or references acknowledging the level of experience in the area).

Physical therapists who have additional expertise in areas outside the profession such as the law, information, business or human resource management are also wanted.  They can provide expertise in professional regulation, management and service delivery.  The expertise of WCPT member organisations is represented through the registration of individual members.

The information these experts provide to WCPT is used to link them to people or organisations.

Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of those donating and those receiving expertise to establish that requirements can be met and are agreed.  Any financial arrangements are the responsibility of the two parties.  The seeker of expertise should verify the expertise of the expert by verifying qualifications and approaching the respective authorities, as necessary.

WCPT serves as the facilitator in getting people together but takes no responsibility for the collaboration.  WCPT reserves the right to remove a registrant from the database without notice and to decline inappropriate requests for expert advice.

How to register as an expert

If you are already registered on the WCPT website, login to your account at www.wcpt.org/mywcpt. Only members of WCPT member organisations may register as experts, so ensure that you have completed this field on your account.  Select the Experts tab, click Edit and complete the fields, making sure you click the Update button when the form is complete.

If you're not registered on the WCPT website, go to www.wcpt.org/mywcpt, choose a username/password and provide some brief personal details.  Only members of WCPT member organisations may register as experts, so ensure that you have completed this field on the registration form.  Then select the Experts tab, click Edit and complete the fields, making sure you click the Update button when the form is complete.

If you have any questions about completing the registration please contact info@wcpt.org

Terms and conditions

Experts will be registered for a period of two years. Every two years the database will be reviewed. Experts will be asked about their experiences and whether they wish to keep their names on the database for a further two years.

Those on the database can update their details at any time by accessing their user account on the WCPT website. It is the responsibility of the expert to keep information up to date.

The information supplied will be used only to link people or organisations seeking expertise with physical therapist experts. Data will not be passed on or sold to any other organisation.

By completing the online form, experts registering give permission for information provided to be searched by officers from the WCPT secretariat and provided to enquirers seeking expertise matching the profile provided.