• World Health Organization in collaboration with HI, CBM, ICRC and international professional associations(PT , OT , P&O and Rehab doctors ) has just released the guideline on , “MINIMUM TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REHABILITATION” for emergency  medical team. This document, a first of its kind, clearly sets out the standards for rehabilitation and provides guidance on building or strengthening the capacity of emergency medical team  on responding the rehabilitation need after disaster.

    United Nation Development Program has ranked Nepal as 11 th most vulnerable country in world for earthquake.

    In disaster like earthquake , there is a great role of PTs in response and recovery of the injured survivors. Hence, it is important to all of us to know about the evidence based approach of ensuring the rehabilitation services during disasters. Kindly circulate it to the physiotherapy students in your circle which might be very helpful to them.

    Kindly access the document from here , MINIMUM TECHNICAL STANDARDS (1)

  • NEPTA general election is planned on the second day of the NEPTACON. To be eligible to vote, there must be the valid NEPTA membership . Therefore, its important to have new  membership for those who have never registered and renewal is must for the memberships that are outdated. These will be the legal preconditions to be eligible for the NEPTA voting.

    Note that new memberships or renewal of membership can be only made till 18th Nov 2016 which is a day before general election. There wont be the membership/renewal  provisions on 19th Nov which is a day of general election

    To Seek further assistance please contact Mr. Suresh Shretha, 9841231174


    For those who have a valid membership, kindly bring the evidence of your membership which is either your valid NEPTA issued identity card or  xerox copy of membership certificate.

  • Pelvic organ prolapse and fistula are major public health issues of Nepal. Physiotherapists have both preventive and rehabilitative role on these conditions.

    Smriti Suwal, a physiotherapist of International Medical Corps explains how she is attempting to expand the scope of physiotherapy in this sphere of health care. A must read article.

    Please access her blog spot from this link, http://suwalsmriti.blogspot.com/2016/10/prolapse-uterus-and-its-entangled.html

    Note: If you have any articles that is related to expand the profile of profession , please do not hesitate to approach us. We aim to raise the scope of physiotherapy in Nepal through your support and participation

  • A renowned web-platform on pain research has recently endorsed the study done by Mr . Saurab Sharma who is a physiotherapist and a pain researcher from Nepal and also he is adviser of Nepal Physiotherapy Association.

    His study on ,

    “Pain-related factors associated with lost work days in nurses with low back pain: A cross-sectional study”  was already published in a high impact journal ,” Scandinavian journal on pain” . Please access the insight of this very informative  research from the link http://www.bodyinmind.org/about-bim/

    Also access the abstract from  link, http://www.scandinavianjournalpain.com/article/S1877-8860(15)00127-5/abstract

    We congratulate and thanks Mr. Saurab Sharma  for raising the profile of Nepalese physiotherapist both nationally and internationally

    NEPTA is proud to see the Nepalese  physiotherapist raising  global competency.

    Note: Please share information of your published article in a journal or famous national or international platform. We are ready to disseminate it into our network.

  • Handicap International Nepal in collaboration with International society of prosthetics and orthotics(ISPO)  is organizing a Multidisciplinary  four-days training course on management of “Cerebral Palsy” to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 7-10 November 2016. The objective of the training is to provide theoretical knowledge (for first two days) and practical hands on workshop (for last two days) on different orthotic and therapeutic techniques in the management of cerebral palsy.

    Have a look on detail side of this training from this link, programme-schedule-_ispo-short-term-course-on-cp-2

    The course has been also endorsed in ISPO website , http://www.ispoint.org/events/ispo-short-course-management-cerebral-palsy

    Handicap International has already invited the potential candidates from service providers working in Cerebral Palsy. But to ensure not to leave behind the potential candidates , HI request NEPTA to select two physiotherapists  for this training.

    This is a free of cost training with the provision of lunch and snacks. There is no travel and per-diem provision to participants

    NEPTA encourages the applications from interested physiotherapist who meet following criteria,

    1. Diploma in physiotherapy with at least 5 years of experience in handling the children with cerebral palsy
    2. Bachelor in physiotherapy with at least 1 years of experience in handing  children with cerebral palsy
    3. Master in physiotherapy currently involved on the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy
    4. Proven experience  on prescribing the assistive devices for children with cerebral palsy is an added advantage

    Instructions to apply

    • Physiotherapists who meets above criteria  are encouraged to apply
    • Motivation letter explaining how this training is important  and what impact you foresee(after this training) for the children with cerebral palsy in your setting
    • Send your motivation letter not later than 29th October 2016 to neptacon8nepal@gmail.com


  • BBC radio covered the news on physiotherapy rehabilitation services being delivered by Nepal national social welfare association(NNSWA) in far-western region of Nepal. The service  being delivered for 10 years has helped  the successful inclusion of people with disabilities in community.


    Kindly access the clip from http://www.bbc.com/nepali/multimedia/2016/08/160831_bikalpa?SThisFB

  • Association of spine surgeons of Nepal in partnership with national and international like minded organizations is organizing the ISICON 2016 on 6-8 October 2016 at Hotel Hyatt Regency.

    Physiotherapist willing to participate , present a paper  and conducting the workshop are highly encouraged to contact the organizer. As you know management of the spinal injury is multidisciplinary , therefore organizers seek support from all to make it real through the participation and presentation from physiotherapists.

    Conference flyer 


    A3 new poster 15-07-2016

    Registration details

    ISSICON Registration

    Abstract submission 


    Kindly communicate with organizer at issicon2016@gmail.com for any matter related to this conference 

    We encourage physiotherapist having interest on this topic to present and participate on this conference.

  • Camps 18.08.2016 No Comments

    Terai hospital, Simara in joint venture with NEPTA organized the physiotherapy awareness camp on 14th August 2016.  Starting from 7 am to 3 pm, the event delivered services to 637 people directly from 10 qualified physiotherapists.

    NEPTA acknowledge the local organizers for their intitation to promote  physiotherapy in local environs. Also wholehearted thanks to the following  participating physiotherapist from Simara, Kathmandu, Chitwan and Sarlahai.

    Shamed Katila , Suraj bhusal , Jeetendra Gurung , Surendra prajapati  , Binod subarnakar , Shankhar Darnall , Saugat shrestha, Jeetendra Singh , Nawaraj timalsina and Suraj gautam

    Here are some moments captured during the camps

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  • Code of ethics for physiotherapist by Nepal Health Professional  Council



  • Kindly access the link here to refer registration charges for NEPTACON-16


    Note: There are two pre-conferences. Each pre-conference has its own charge.

    For those who can not meet the NEPTA executives , we suggest them to deposit the registration amount to NEPTA bank account. You are requested to bring the deposition slip as the proof while attending the NEPTACON

    Nepal Physiotherapy Association

    Saving A/C no. 050000027585

    Bank name: Bank of Kathmandu Lumbini

    Swift code:BOKLNPKA



  • NEPTACON is the largest gathering of national and international physiotherapists, rehabilitation and health professionals. Here we support to prepare  you for NEPTACON- 16 with this promotional video feathering the key activities of NEPTACON-14.

    We request all to disseminate this  video through yours social media (with #NEPTACON16) sothat the information reaches to the wide group of interested participants.

    Your engagement on promoting the NEPTACON-16 is your investment to uplift the physiotherapy sector of Nepal

    Kindly access the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMdyZsAcD50


  • FAQ 20.07.2016 No Comments

    What is the process for registration in NEPTA? 

    Kindly refer this link , http://nepalphysio.org.np/be-a-member/

    Can Nepalese Physiotherapist add Dr. Prefix ?

    As per the current law , rules and regulations of Nepal , Nepalese physiotherapist can not write Dr. Prefix . NEPTA strictly discourage Nepalese physiotherapist to use Dr Prefix until it is fully supported by the law of Nepal.

    How do i communicate if i have to inform NEPTA on the malpractices?

    NEPTA has a facebook page, anyone wanting to share such information are suggested to inbox us the complain. We assure you to maintain privacy. NEPTA then will pass your complain to  Nepal Health Professional Council which is a authorized government body to regulate the profession

    What is the stake of NEPTA of regulating the profession?

    NEPTA is a NGO and umbrella organization of physiotherapist in Nepal. The official governing body for the physiotherapy is Nepal Health Professional Council. NEPTA supports NHPC to regulate and govern the profession  but NEPTA  doesn’t have sole authorization to regulate the profession.

  • News 10.07.2016 No Comments

    A physical therapist from Nepal will be among the main speakers at the profession’s largest and most important international gathering, the WCPT Congress 2017, to be held next year in Cape Town on 2nd – 4th July

    Announcement is already in place for the World Confederation for Physical Therapist (WCPT) Conference-2017, Capetown . Physiotherapy in disasters is one of the focused symposium which is also going to be represented from Nepal.

    Mr. Sunil Pokhrel (General secretary of Nepal Physiotherapy Association and Sr. Injury rehabilitation officer of Handicap International) will be contributing to focused symposia featuring prominent international speakers from across WCPT’s five regions. Focused symposia are core congress sessions providing a forum where cutting edge research and practice perspectives can be explored and debated on issues of global relevance to the profession

    Kindly access the information from  here,  PressRelease_WCPT2017_FS_Nepalhttp://www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/FS-15

    We would like to thank Nepalese physiotherapists , executives , stakeholders and friends from ADAPT  UK for their continuous support and contribution to make this possible.

    Best regards,

    Nepal Physiotherapy Association Family


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    Nepal Physiotherapy Association (NEPTA) is a national organization of Nepalese physiotherapists or physical therapist. NEPTA is an active member of the World Confederation of physical therapy (WCPT), where 106 countries member organization are present and actively engaged in promotion of physical therapy. Nepal physiotherapy association is recognized by the government of Nepal and registered as national umbrella organization of professional physical therapists alike to the Nepal Medical Association (medical doctors’ association), Nepal Bar Association (lawyers’ association), and other professional organization under National Direction Act 2018 BS.

    As per the constitution, NEPTA   conducts a conference and selection of new executive committee once in a two year. This time, NEPTA is going to conduct its 8th conference from 18th to 19th November 2016, name of this conference here after is termed as NEPTACON(Nepal Physiotherapy Association Conference)

    NEPTACON  aims to create the platform for national and international experts in rehabilitation,  physiotherapists , other rehabilitation , medical professionals , public health professionals to learn, share and create the network among the professionals. On top of all, NEPTACON also aims to connect the participating delegates with the national actors and government authorities related to health related rehabilitation.

    NEPTA kindly request  and encourage physiotherapy experts, physiotherapists, students, medical and rehabilitation professionals to participate in NEPTACON and contribute the promotion of rehabilitation sector of Nepal.

    Support from the National and International humanitarian agencies to NEPTA and Nepalese government to promote the physiotherapy profession is well acknowledged by NEPTA executive board. Therefore, we also invite these organizations to support us to make this conference a grand success and result oriented.  NEPTA expects the following outcomes from this conference,

    • Promotion of professionalism among the Nepalese PTs
    • Serve the platform to promote the professionals networking
    • Participating delegates learn the recent advancement and evidence based management of health conditions
    • Strength and unity of Nepalese physiotherapist is well recognized by national and international community
    • The participation of stakeholder including government authorities serve a good ground to again advocate for the importance of this part of health care. Wide discussion on implementation of Nepal Health Sector strategy-III(on which physiotherapy is covered within basic health care package) is facilitated on the disaster symposium of the NEPTACON.

    Here is the planned key presentations of the speaker with the very experience and expert profile 




    Call for abstract

    NEPTACON is one of the largest platform to share your innovations , good practices and reseacrh related to physiotherapy. NEPTA is looking for abstracts of research or special interest reports for presentation at the Nepal largest  gathering of physical therapists.Abstract presentations are the main way of showcasing research and innovations

    NEPTA encourgae intesrted physiotherapist to submit the abstract following this guideline,neptacon16 abstrcat submission

    Are you first time thinking to participate in NEPTACON? Here we offer you informations on NEPTACON 2014, http://nepalphysio.org.np/tag/neptacon-report/ . Your participation will be your contributions to uplift the physiotherapy sector of Nepal.

    Note : Further details on registrations and other information will shortly appear in website

    Best regards,

    Nepal Physiotherapy Association Family