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About us

The Europe Region of World Physiotherapy is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that represents the physiotherapy profession at European Level.

The Organisation, founded on 13th September 1998, has a membership of 38 Physiotherapy Associations, one from each of the European countries representing approximately 200 000 physiotherapists in Europe.

The Europe Region of World Physiotherapy aims to:

  • Promote the development of reciprocity of physiotherapy qualifications and to improve the quality of physiotherapy education and practice in Europe.

  • Promote physiotherapy in Europe and to oversee all matters dealing with physiotherapy.

  • Facilitate migration and the right of establishment of physiotherapists in Europe, within the National and EU legislative framework.

  • Encourage closer co-operation among the national physiotherapy associations within the Region in all professional matters to improve general health of the population of the region.

  • Co-operate with international organisations in Europe to promote the aims and objectives of Europe region World Physiotherapy.

  • Represent the interests of and speak for its Member Organisations with European Authorities.

  • Represent the profession on a regional basis in consultation with the Executive Committee or as delegated by the Executive Committee of the Europe Region of World Physiotherapy.

  • Develop policies and declarations for proposition to the Executive Committee and General Meeting of World Physiotherapy.

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