The swiss association for orthopaedic musculoskeletal physical therapy is the biggest association for manual therapists in Switzerland.
- Felicitas Frank
- Rick Peters
- Marion Schreiner
- Simone Elsig
- Markus Ernst
- Urs Baumann
- Paolo Alfieri
The international federation of orthopaedic manipulative physical therapists incorporated (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.
IFOMPT is a subgroup of world physiotherapy which is the sole international voice for physical therapy. IFOMPT represents over 23 000 physical therapists passionate about OMPT from 37 countries
- Laura Finucane
- Paolo Sanzo
- Renée de Rujiter
- Pierre Röscher
- Richard Ellis
- Ingrid du Toit
Chair IFOMPT 2024
svomp Executive Member - Physiotherapie Handwerk
" When I was reading the list where all the previous conferences have been - I thought I want to bring this great event to Switzerland.
And we are so lucky… we didn‘t just get the conference - we are also privileged to celebrate 50 years of IFOMPT.
When I was young I haven‘t been to a lot of conferences, since I have attended- my way of treatment is guided on recent clinical guidelines and evidenced medicine. The second reason: physiotherapists are such a great bunch of people - you will have a lot of fun - they are inspiring and great to spend time with."
Vice Chair IFOMPT 2024
Executive Director svomp
"The IFOMPT conference 2024 in Basel is the major musculoskeletal and manual physical therapy conference. I was so happy when I learned that it would be held in Switzerland, as I had such a great time in Glasgow in 2016. It is a great opportunity to participate to the development of the programme of the conference, with a wonderful team of people involved. I really love the main theme of the conference - "Crossing bridges". The conference will aim to cross bridges between research, clinical practice, education, patients’ perspectives and society needs. The 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated in Basel, is also a great opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future of musculoskeletal and manual physical therapy. We are working hard to make sure the conference in Basel will be a major event to learn and reflect on our roles as musculoskeletal and manual physiotherapists, with a diversity in topics, presenters, perspectives and sessions. It will be a key event that should not be missed!"
Statement by Guillaume Christ, member of the programme committee