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IAP At a Glance


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IAP At a Glance

The Indian Association Of Physiotherapist (IAP) ,is a non-profit,  non-governmental organization that represents the physiotherapy profession at National and international Level. The IAP is registered under Indian society act, in the year 1955 .The Indian Association of Physiotherapists was a member of WCPT from 1967, and we are
Proudly announcing that we are back in WORLD PHYSIOTHERAPY (WP) from August,2020. IAP is an apex body representing the interests of Indian physiotherapists and their patients. We are committed to professional excellence and career success for our members, which translate into better patient outcomes and improved health conditions for all patients in the society. Through our National Groups we offer advanced training and collegial support from physiotherapists working in similar areas.

The IAP is also a credential and assessment agency that provides evaluation services on behalf of our Members – the provincial and territorial physiotherapy regulators (called Colleges). On behalf of our Members, we review the education and qualifications of applicants who have graduated from reputed physiotherapy colleges to endorse them as Indian-educated physiotherapists

Statistical data

  • The association is having now 36 state branches in all states of India and also having more than 450 branches at district level spread nationwide to support the various local activities promotion of physiotherapist.   
  • Current Active members as audited on July 2021. are 12245.[only active Practicing Physiotherapists Members]    
  • Around 300 education institutes are member to conduct the educational , degree and Post graduate programs
  • Our Principle and aim.
  • To promote the development of reciprocity of physiotherapy qualifications and to improve the quality of physiotherapy education and practice in India.
  • To promote physiotherapy in India and to oversee all matters dealing with physiotherapy.
  • To facilitate migration and the right of establishment of physiotherapists in India, within the National and legislative framework.
  • To encourage closer co-operation among the national physiotherapy associations within the Region in all professional matters in the interest to improve general health of the population of the region.
  • To co-operate with international organisations in India to promote the aims and objectives of IAP.
  • To represent the interests of and speak for its Member Organisations with Indian Authorities.
  • To develop policies and declarations for proposition to the Executive Committee and General Meeting of the IAP.
  • To represent the profession of physiotherapy on a regional basis in consultation with the Executive Committee or as delegated by the Executive Committee of the IAP.