Professional organization of physiotherapists who have completed post-graduate training that meets international standards
The Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT) is a professional organization of physiotherapists who have completed post-graduate training in hands on therapy treatment techniques that meet the International Federation of Manipulative Physical Therapy (IFOMPT) standards.
Membership in CAMPT gives you the right to use the designation Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT), which is a trademarked and protected title that only CAMPT-Certified physiotherapists can use.
We help anyone with pain or movement problems that impact their ability to do what’s important to them. By delivering research-guided physiotherapy care, our patients:
- Get Better using techniques that meet international standards
- Recover Faster since we find and target the root cause with focused treatments
- Stay Healthier by educating them about their condition to reduce relapse.
You can find a CAMPT-Certified physiotherapist in your area here.
CAMPT is Canada’s member organization of IFOMPT, which is a special interest group of the WHO. IFOMPT was created as a subsection of the WHO to monitor and encourage a high level of standardized among orthopaedic physiotherapy worldwide. CAMPT monitors the quality of accepted educational programs in Canada to ensure the continually demonstrate these high standards.
The World Health Organization (WHO) began when their Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate annually as World Health Day. The organization is now more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at headquarters in Geneva. Their goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. The WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. The WHO strives to combat diseases and promote the highest level of healthcare worldwide.
World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT)
Founded in 1951, the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) is the sole international voice for physical therapy, representing more than 350,000 physical therapists worldwide through its 112 member organizations. The confederation operates as a non-profit organisation and is registered as a charity in the UK. WCPT believes that every individual is entitled to the highest possible standard of culturally appropriate healthcare delivered in an atmosphere of trust and respect for human dignity, and underpinned by sound clinical reasoning and scientific evidence. It is committed to furthering the physical therapy profession and improving global health through: encouraging high standards of physical therapy research, education and practice, supporting the exchange of information between WCPT regions and member organizations, and collaborating with national and international organizations.
International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT)
The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) represents groups of Manipulative Physical Therapists around the world who have completed stringent post-registration/post-graduation specialisation programs in the field of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. It is a Federation that sets international educational and clinical standards in this area of physical therapy. IFOMPT accreditation actively requires high quality of patient management outlined in its Standards Document, and endorses evidence-based practice. IFOMPT is a subgroup of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, and was formed in 1974.
Restricted Assets and Contingencies policy CAMPT
CAMPT has the responsibility to maintain a sound fiscal position. Operational expenditures are projected in the budget that is approved annually at the CAMPT AGM. Along with meeting its internal obligations, CAMPT is committed to assisting the development of orthopedic manipulative therapy. Such assistance may be in the form of grants to external agencies both within Canada and internationally.
CAMPT wishes to maintain fiscal responsibility and provide external agencies requesting financial assistance a clear understanding.
– Adopted amendment AGM Halifax June 2015
An official funding request letter must be submitted to the CAMPT executive outlining the following:
a) The requested funding amount
b) What these funds are intended for
c) Why such funds should be sourced from CAMPT
d) Requested date of delivery
Please submit the request to the CAMPT executive via the Secretary/Treasurer. The executive will then review the request and vote its approval at the following quarterly meeting. The vote will only be put forth to the membership if deemed appropriate at that time. Once finalized, the secretary will contact the applicant and inform them of the decision.
Current CAMPT Executive
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This honour is granted to individuals who have provided outstanding long-term service of more than ten years to Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.
2012 and Prior
- Jill Robertson
- Bob Sydenham
- Beverley Padfield
- Elaine Maheu
- Erl Pettman
- Janet Lowcock
- Cliff Fowler
- John Oldham
- Richard Bourassa
- Therese Lord
- Michael Ritchie
- François Landry
- Wendy Aspinall
- Diane Lee
- Laurie Urban
- Bert Chesworth
- Murray MacHutchon