One word, big difference for IFOMT

The WCPT subgroup formerly known as the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists has changed its name – by the addition of one word. It is now formally called the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT).

The change was made following a member vote in July. The organisation wanted to reflect more accurately that IFOMPT is comprised of physiotherapists/physical therapists.

“The Executive Committee felt a need to better express the common bond that all subgroups of WCPT share - that our roots lie in our original training as physical therapists,” said IFOMPT President Annalie Basson. “No matter what our specific areas of interest are, and what expertise we promote, we assess and work with our patients and clients from the fundamental perspective of being a physical therapist. Our member organisations felt the same way too.”

IFOMPT will be holding a Teachers Meeting and Education Committee Europe (ECE) Meeting in Zaragoza, Spain on 25th and 26th November 2010. Further details will be announced on the IFOMPT website later: www.ifomt.org