IPPTA represents worldwide physical therapists working in the private sector.


The essential commitment of IPPTA is to encourage and enhance the development and advancement of private practice in physical therapy globally.

The International Private Physical Therapy Association (IPPTA) is a non-governmental affiliation of Private Practice Organisations of National Physical Therapy Associations. It is a collaboration of international independent practitioners in physical therapy.

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Introducing Malawi

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in Africa. Physiotherapy profession in Malawi is fairly young. However, with establishment of training programme for physiotherapists at BSc level in 2010, the profession is fast growing. Because of being fairly new, […]

Private Practice Devision of CPA

Hello from Canada, the true north strong, free and cold!  Generally, when people think of Canada they think of mountains. What most people don’t know is that Canada has a very vast and diverse landscape.  While we do have mountains […]

Polish Society of Physiotherapy in Poland: local rules – global operation.

The issue of physiotherapy in the 21st century is not limited to the essence of the patient’s health, but also covers a wide range of organisational and legal issues related to rehabilitation in Poland. Private physiotherapy practice needs to […]

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) continues to advocate to the Australian government and compensable bodies on a range of issues.

We are fast learning that we need to continually work strategically in both the community and political arena to ensure that Physiotherapy is seen as one of the major contributors to providing conservative, evidence based and good outcome treatment […]

Registration of Physiotherapists in Austria

The registration started on July 1st2018 in a partially public directory. This directory contains selected data of all professionals who are authorized to practice physiotherapy in Austria. The registration, as well as the completed training or, if applicable, the […]


Worldwide a large proportion of physiotherapists work in the private sector, but very little is known about the differences and the similarities of the organisations within which they practice and the driving forces affecting this sector.  It is important […]

Digitisation in Belgian Physiotherapy

In the coming years the Belgian professional association “Axxon, Physical Therapy in Belgium” will focus on the digitisation of the practice for physiotherapy, with first the rollout of the electronic physiotherapy health record. The aim is that by mid-2020 […]

Why you should attend the PPS conference after the IPPTA meeting!

Private Practice Section, APTA
The Private Practice Section is one of 18 specialty sections within the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Its nearly 3,000 members own, operate, or work in a private practice setting. 
The mission of PPS is to champion […]


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