Gothenburg in Sweden was the setting for the 10th Nordic Conference on Manipulative Therapy and Medicine, held on 29-31 May. It was hosted by the Swedish Section for Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy, the Swedish Association for Orthopaedic Medicine and IFOMT.
Notable speakers included Freddy Kaltenborn, William Boissonnault, Alfio Albassini, Deborah Falla, Mariano Rocabado, Roger Kerry, Michael Shacklock and Laurie McLaughlin. Topics ranged from trigger point therapy, neurodynamics and McConnell technique to medical screening.
Anders Ottoson presented his research on the history of physical therapy in Sweden which has been traced back to 1813. There were also well-attended pre- and post-conference workshops. The social programme included a boat trip with seafood buffet where everyone could taste all the local delicacies, and a Gala Dinner featuring a session of tango-dancing.
European education meeting ahead
IFOMT is planning another European Education Committee Meeting – for November 2010, in Spain. The organisation would like to invite all WCPT member organisations which have a manual therapy organisation to consider becoming a registered interest group in IFOMT. IFOMT has an educational fund for WCPT member organisations interested in attending an IFOMT conference. Contact Vicki Reid of the IFOMT secretariat for guidelines and further information about the education fund or becoming a registered interest group. Email [email protected].