Professional regulation protects the public by ensuring that physical therapists provide safe and competent care/services.  Regulatory systems vary around the world but usually address scope of practice, the right to direct access, competency standards, professional conduct and processes to ensure standards are met.

WCPT produces a policy statement, guideline, Keynote paper and details of events addressing regulation.

WCPT Keynote paper

WCPT has produced a Keynote paper on systems of regulation in physical therapy.

WCPT policy statement

WCPT has produced a policy statement setting out its stance on the regulation of the physical therapy profession.

WCPT regulation conferences

With the World Health Professions Alliance, WCPT organises conferences designed to shape the future of health profession regulation.  There are details of forthcoming conferences, and proceedings from earlier conferences.