Benefits of ICCrPT Membership

Why become a member of the ICCrPT?

What are the benefits of Membership of the International Confederation of Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapy (ICCrPT)? an official sub-group of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT)

WCPT subgroups are independent organisations in their own right. They have a specific area of interest, and promote the advancement of physical therapy in their area of specialty. More importantly, the international sub-group structure allows specialty Physiotherapy groups to inform and contribute to the core business of WCPT. Without speciality sub-group representation at an international level, there is a risk that the specialty area interests may not be recognized or promoted. This is particularly true for the smaller sub-group organisations. There are currently 12 WCPT official subgroups representing the following specialties:-

  • Acupuncture
  • Animal Practice
  • Cardiorespiratory
  • EPA’s
  • Manual Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Neurology
  • Older people
  • Paediatrics
  • Private Practice
  • Sports
  • Women’s Heath

The ICCrPT recognize that the continuity of the specialty cardiorespiratory sub-group in the short and long term is dependent on the continued support of the various cardiorespiratory member organisations and associated members from around the globe who have already joined or are eligible to do so. Inherent in this support is an appreciation of the benefits of membership for the global cardiorespiratory community, and an understanding of how the existence of the ICCrPT will ensure continuing Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy representation at all levels within the World Confederation of Physical Therapy. Specifically this benefit includes bit is not limited to:-

1. Ensuring representatives of the international Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy community are informing and contributing to key WCPT platforms including:

  • Policy and Standards
  • Policy Resources
  • Practice Resources
  • Education Resources
  • Global Health Resources
  • World PT Day Resources
  • Campaigns
  • Collaborations
  • Executive Management Boards

2. Ensuring that the international Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy community is informing and contributing to key international WCPT events including:

  • Conference Planning Committees
  • International Scientific Committees
  • Abstract selection panels
  • International awards nomination and selection pathways
  • Conference prize nomination and selection pathways
  • The development and delivery of Cardiorespiratory themed focussed symposium
  • The development and delivery of Cardiorespiratory themed pre and post congress courses
  • The inclusion of Cardiorespiratory themed networking sessions

3. Ensuring that the international Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy community remain informed of, and supported to access WCPT information sharing including:-

  • Other professional networks
  • Other international specialty networks
  • WCPT information gateways
  • WCPT communication channels
  • The WCPT Experts database (DOVE)
  • WCPT press releases
  • WCPT social media
  • WCPT Toolkits
  • WCPT collated resources
  • Information about commercial partnerships
  • Publicity materials