CAMPT is Canada’s member organization of the International Federation of Manipulative Physical Therapists, part of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy and the World Health Organization. CAMPT’s role is to advance manual therapy practice, education and research in Canada, and to monitor Canadian education programs to ensure they meet the standards of IFOMT.
Membership in CAMPT gives you the right to use the designation Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Our goal is to make the FCAMPT designation the mark of physiotherapists who are committed to providing the highest level of quality, patient-centred care combining clinical experience with evidence-based orthopaedic practice.
Manual Physiotherapy Education in Canada
One of CAMPT's responsibilities is to monitor education programs in Canada to ensure they meet the standards of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapists (IFOMPT).
There are now three IFOMPT programs in Canada: The Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Division’s courses, Western University’s Masters of Clinical Science Degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy and McMaster University's Advanced Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy Specialization Stream (MSc Rehab Science). All programs have their own syllabus and supervise their own examinations. View this Power Point presentation for further details (click 'Voice' in presentation). CAMPT is a separate organization that monitors all programs.
Those who have successfully completed the noted programs respective courses and passed all required exams can then become Fellows of CAMPT.
There are dozens of programs in other IFOMPT countries. Physiotherapists who have completed a post-graduate manual therapy program and are eligible for membership in another IFOMT recognized country (MPA in Australia, NZMPA in New Zealand, MACP in the UK, AAOMPT in the United States, etc.) are also eligible for membership in CAMPT.