When the IFSPT was founded in the early 2000s, an individual membership was established to include those individuals who are members of World Physiotherapy (WP) through their national organizations, but who do not have a sports organization in their country. It was also open to those who were unable to participate in IFSPT through their national sports organization for various reasons.
Over time, the individual membership fell by the wayside, due to the complexity of monitoring this status.
The current Executive Board has voted to bring the individual membership back to be inclusive of those sports physical therapists worldwide who have been unable to participate in IFSPT because of their country's situation.
The annual cost for the individual membership is 50€ per person.
Rules regarding individual memberships
  • The individual's country of work must be a WP member
  • Said organization may not have a sports physical therapy organization (except in special instances)
  • If the national organization does have a sports physical therapy organization above 25 members, efforts are to be made to bring this organization into IFSPT as a member organization. Should this fail, members may apply as individuals. This will also apply to individuals who were once part of an IFSPT MO that has withdrawn from IFSPT.
  • Applicant must be a practicing clinician in their country
  • Neither the individual nor their country has voting rights in the IFSPT
  • Membership dues are non-refundable
If you have additional questions about the individual membership, please contact Membership Committee Chair Carlo Ramponi for discussion.
The Executive Board hopes that this return to acceptance of individual members will lead to the addition of new Member Organizations as well as serve those interested in being involved in international sports physical therapy!
1. Send your completed application to Mary Wilkinson
2. Pay your 50€ fee below
3. Please allow 30 days for processing