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INPTRA is organized and operated to support physiotherapy regulation. Educational and collaborative activities, communication, participation and interaction are the key to our success.

The INPTRA website is a tool for you to identify regulatory issues, leaders, and groups in various countries the power to gain broader input, communicate, post, and publish.

Benefits of membership include networking, collaboration, mentoring, and sharing your meaningful expertise. Additionally, INPTRA is a resource for a compilation of views on focused research, regulation, benchmarking, and best practices.

Purpose of Regulation

The purpose of regulation is to provide the public assurance that a physiotherapist is suitably qualified and competent to provide safe and competent care that meets appropriate regulatory standards.

Guiding Principles on Physiotherapy Regulation

View INPTRA's Guiding Principles on Physiotherapy Regulationto learn about specific areas that should be addressed in a regulatory model for physiotherapy.


Organizational & Individual Members/Partners/Affiliates

  • Organizational Members are national and jurisdiction physiotherapy regulatory authorities and associations of physiotherapy regulatory authorities.
  • Individual Members have an interest in physiotherapy regulation from an international perspective.
  • Partners are organizations, that are national, multinational, and/or international in scope, and have a nexus to INPTRA as indicated by their interest in physiotherapy regulation, including credentialing, evaluation and assessment, education, or other matters related to the quality and integrity of the practice of physiotherapy. These organizations can reasonably be expected to add a unique perspective or bring expertise to the deliberations of the organization and are not otherwise eligible for membership.
  • Affiliates are international organizations of other healthcare regulatory associations.

Membership Meetings

INPTRA conferences are held every two years in conjunction with either the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress (WCPT) or the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) International Congress.


MOU with World Physiotherapy

World Physiotherapy and International Network of Physiotherapy Regulatory Authorities (INPTRA) have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their partnership through collaboration on projects for mutual benefit.


INPTRA Strategic Map




INPTRA Annual Reports



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