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IAP Legacy

Legacy ,Tradition and Welfare of Physiotherapists In India. 
The Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP)  the largest and oldest professional membership organization for physiotherapists in India  established in 1955 , registered at Mumbai and having Its head office at New Delhi representing more than 100000 physiotherapists and specifically 50000 members as Physiotherapists.

The main Aim of the organization but not limited to  establish different categories of members of IAP and their enrolment in various categories., set and ensure ethical professional practices and promote high professional standards of independent practice of physiotherapy by the members of IAP. To convene conferences, seminars, workshops, camps etc. 

To organize study circles, meetings, and lectures and to publish literature, journals, periodicals, newsletters etc. and such other means/publications as IAP may determine from time to time, organize and provide for continuing physiotherapy education programs for its members. Promote scientific research and technology in physiotherapy and related areas to enhance the status of the profession of physiotherapy.

To watch and advise Government Organizations and NGOs on policy matters affecting the development and practice of physiotherapy including advising and assisting the Government in the establishment of statutory council for regulating Physiotherapy education and practice

IAP annually holds two large conferences and publishes the Physiotherapy Journal, the leading international journal for research in physiotherapy and a professional issues magazine providing legislative, health care, human interest, and association news.

Carrying the legacy from the founders like Late  Prof.M.G.Mokashi, and Dr.D.H.Dastoor in 2020 it is heading towards a new era of transformation under current President Dr.Sanjiv K Jha which advocates on behalf of the profession and for issues which impact the health and well being of society such as funding for health research and for an adequate health care workforce. It lobbies for health care reform to improve access to health care.

Now the new transformed version of association is having more than 21 sub-committees headed by its Executive members along with eminent academicians and Clinicians in the field of physiotherapy. These committees are working in the field of Physiotherapy of research, innovation, education and Corporate endorsement along with the social services. The association is having now 36 state branches in all states of India and also having more than 450 branches at district level.

With Women Cell it is only organization in physiotherapy across the world which is giving special recognition to female physiotherapists which is a special platform for female counterparts to organize academic, clinical and social activities all across India with more than 250 Branches.

From 1967 IAP was a member organization of WCPT and has again applied for reinstatement of membership after few years of professional difficulties with a stronger and effective Indian association.

With a plan to give many benefits to its members and physiotherapists as a whole IAP with its upcoming plans like student wing is all set to be the largest association in health care by 2025 through its mission called “Vision 2025”.

Prof.Dr.Sanjiv K Jha
President IAP (2020-2023)