Welcome to IPTOP We are the International Association of Physiotherapists working with Older People. IPTOP represents national special interest groups (SIG) of physiotherapists working with older people. IPTOP strives to be the international resource for physiotherapists working in older adult healthcare. Read more
By 2025 there will be an estimated 800 million older people in the world, with the fastest growth being in developing countries. The unique knowledge, skills and experience of physiotherapists places them in a pivotal position to influence the health and function of older people.
IPTOP strives to support professional development to improve physiotherapy practice with older adults around the world. We do this by working to host forums and workshops at World Physiotherapy Congresses, as well as sharing information on upcoming educational events and conferences around the world.Read more
30 July 2021
This consensus statement provides an evidence-based rationale for using exercise and PA for health promotion and disease prevention and treatment in older adults. Exercise prescription is discussed in...Read more