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.
These international organisations have met the requirements for recognition as a subgroup of WCPT. They have to be composed of member organisations or groups recognised by a WCPT member organisation (members of the groups also have to be members of the WCPT member organisation). Subgroups have to have at least ten members, representing at least three of the WCPT regions.