Older people: The Global Challenge

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.

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About us

IPTOP, the International Association of Physiotherapists working with Older People, is a collaborative organization that brings together physiotherapists around the world with special interest in older adult health and rehabilitation.

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Membership

The membership of IPTOP consists of countries that have a geriatric physiotherapy special interest group (SIG). Each country designates a representative from their SIG to attend IPTOP member country representative meetings.

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Professional development

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.

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