To facilitate the interaction of neurological physical therapists worldwide.
To promote the role of physical therapists and evidence informed neurological practice worldwide.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is World Physiotherapy?
Founded in 1951, World Physiotherapy (opens new window) is the operating name for World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT), the international voice for physical therapy.
It represents more than 670,000 physical therapists worldwide, through its 122 member organisations.
World Physiotherapy operates as a non-profit organisation and is registered as a charity in the UK.
What is a World Physiotherapy subgroup?
World Physiotherapy 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 World Physiotherapy. They have to be composed of member organisations or groups recognised by a World Physiotherapy member organisation (members of the groups also have to be members of the World Physiotherapy member organisation). Subgroups have to have at least ten members, representing at least three of the World Physiotherapy regions.
What is INPA?
The International Neurological Physical Therapy Association (INPA) represents national groups of physical therapists with a specialist interest in neurology and neuroscience.
INPA aims to support national organisations and individual physical therapists with an interest in advancing the scope and practice of neurological physical therapy.
It does this by supporting and facilitating research, evidence based practice, clinical specialisation, knowledge exchange, inter-professional and international collaboration and by promoting partnerships with clients and carers.
What is neurological physical therapy?
Neurological physical therapy is a form of physiotherapy that is focused on working with people who have a type of neurological disorder or disease, for example, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, traumatic brain injury, post-covid syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome.