What is OMPTG

The Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy Group (OMPTG) is a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) and was established in 1974 The physiotherapists that belong to this group have a special interest in assessing and treating neuro-musculoskeletal (NMS), spinal and peripheral joint disorders using a clinically reasoned hands-on approach of manual therapy and rehabilitation. OMPTG encompasses, and is driven by available scientific and clinical evidence, and the biopsychosocial framework of each individual patient


The South African OMPTG is affiliated with the International Federation of Manipulative Physiotherapists (IFOMPT), which is a non-government federation representing international collaboration in Manipulative Therapy. IFOMPT’s vision is:


"World-wide promotion of excellence and unity in clinical and academic standards for manual/musculoskeletal physiotherapists."


IFOMPT is a recognized sub-group of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT), which in turn is a part of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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