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Network News - Volume 1, Number 2

In This Issue:

November INPTRA Webcast: Philippines and New Zealand

Don't forget to listen in to our one-hour webcast on physiotherapy regulation in the Philippines and New Zealand.

The live session is November 18 from 8:00 – 9:00 PM Washington, DC time. The replay is November 24 from 8:00 – 9:00 AM Washington, DC time.

Go to and click Learn More under Upcoming INPTRA Webcasts to find out how to listen in to either webcast.

Mark Your Calendar for December 16, 2014
INPTRA is hosting a webcast on December 16, 2015 on the timely topic of telehealth with Canadian and US presenters.

The discussion will include the effectiveness of telephysiotherapy, cost issues, examples and regulatory considerations.

Look for an invitation to the December webcast in the next few weeks.

INPTRA 2015: Early Bird registration ends December 31, 2014

If you’re attending the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress 2015 in Singapore, be sure to consider attending INPTRA’s meeting April 29-30, 2015 prior to the WCPT Congress.

The Early Bird registration fee, which ends December 31, 2014, is $650. Rooms have been blocked for the conference at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

For more information, to book a room or to register, go to

INPTRA Guiding Principles

There are many models for regulating the practice of physiotherapy.

INPTRA does not recommend one particular model but does recommend that in all countries, there is some assurance to the public that the professional has met educational, ethical and practice standards.

If this assurance is achieved through a formal process of regulation (for example, legislation), regulators may want to review INPTRA’s Guiding Principles. They provide information to consider when a country decides to regulate the profession or review current regulations.

  • What is the purpose of regulation?
  • How should regulation protect the people who use physiotherapy services?
  • What standards should be developed for allowing people to practice physiotherapy and why are they important?
  • Should regulation ensure competency throughout a physiotherapists's career?
  • Should regulation address individual who do not provide accepted standards of care?
  • How should regulation impact mobility of physiotherapists across jurisdiction or country borders?

Read the Guiding Principles.

Are you a regulator?

Click Regulatory Agencies under Home on the INPTRA website to view our information.

  • Have we included your country?
  • Is your country’s regulatory agency information correct?
  • Is some information missing?

Be sure to send updates to

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