Indian Physiotherapy Association
Indian Physiotherapy Association (IPA) is the peak body representing the interests of Indian physiotherapists and their patients. The IPA is a national organisation with non-autonomous state and territory branches and specialty subgroups. IPA corporate structure is one of a company limited by guarantee. The organisation has more than 3 000 members and over 300 members in volunteer positions on committees or working parties. The IPA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by representatives of all stakeholder groups within the Association.
IPA is committed to the concept of continuing professional education. The IPA offers members advanced training and the possibility of collegial support from physiotherapists working in a similar area through its 14 national groups.
Manual therapy is a physical treatment primarily used by Physical Therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and osteopathic physicians to treat musculoskeletal pain.