• 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






  • International Organization for Migration with Ameri Cares and Nepal physiotherapy association presents the awareness raising video about physiotherapy https://youtu.be/ODhoHd7xppQ?list=PLIdTh7duH9sqXN4LjsbGN-PNKqsx8y5Mh

    Continue with the same link to see clips with different message


  • National federation of disabled Nepal(NFDN) finalized the  report ,” Living conditions among people with disability in Nepal” The study was carried out as the household survey for the period of 2014-2015 jointly by NFDN , Nepal valley research group, Federation of Organizations of Disabled People (FFO) and SINTEF .

    • The sampling was done from 59 districts out of 75 . That’s includes districts from Hill, Himalaya and Terai.
    • Same study was already conducted in seven countries of southern Africa and is thus part of a large database that can be utilized for international comparison
    • Important ministries are involved on this report since the beginning :the Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare (MOWCSW), National Planning Commission, Central Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Ministry of Health. Hence it makes sense that finding of this report has higher probability of government ownership. The findings can be utilized in our advocacy initiatives with ministries.  
    • The study covers a range of indicators on level of living, such as socio-economic indicators, economic activity, income, ownership and infrastructure, health (including reproductive health), access to health information, access to services, education, access to information, social participation, and exposure to discrimination and abuse.
    • The findings on each indicators are focused on demand , awareness about the service  and gaps related to the service provision. Hence these findings can be utilized as our advocacy contents.

    The key finding of this study

    • The service delivery gap in medical rehabilitation is 83.8 % and gap in assistive device service provision is 72.5%. It shows the huge unmet needs
    • The requirement of the rehabilitation services is 55.7%, awareness of the service on the  people who are in need is 40.6 % and only 9.6% have access to services to rehabilitation  like physiotherapy, occupational  therapy and speech therapy.
    • Disability because of disease was reported as the most frequent cause followed closely by congenital/from birth. They represent 38.3% and 33.6% of the disability causes respectively.
    • The most (50.6%) of disability onset took place within the age bracket 0 – 10 years. It raises the importance for early detection and referrals need

    The detail side of this report can be accessed after clicking below mentioned link.

    SINTEF A27656 Nepal PrintVersion

  • News 25.04.2016 No Comments

    Here mentioned is the link of article that highlights the rehabilitation services in post disaster situations in Nepal. Article  highlights the immediate deployment of PT  by NEPTA and other agencies to support the rehabilitation needs.


    This article is written by Phillip Sheppard who worked as the physiotherapist of International Organization for Migration.

  • Disaster often  brings  humanitarian crisis on the place where it hits. At such situation , the place may need extra support in human resource , supplies and finance to meet the high demand. At such situation, pro-activeness to visit such sites and support the response activity is always praiseworthy  . But at the same time it very vital to think on our skills and abilities to topup the support demand on the disaster hit zones. Our proactive aims to voluntarily support on those crisis should be useful to place and very importantly its should not harm at all.

    Here is the document that  guides rehabilitation professionals to ensure their preparation before they decide to contribute the response that is related to the rehabilitation of the survivors. Even-though this document is intended for international foreign medial team , many aspect of its also applies to the national health professional.

    The document was developed by Handicap International with the support of UKAID and with technical review by WCPT, WFOT, ISPO , ISPRM and ISCOS. Kindly access this document from this link





  • This is the link to the interesting data on physical therapy profession globally. On the few areas, specific data related to Nepal can be also be accessed. You can just have detail information from this link,  http://www.wcpt.org/news/Infographics-profile-profession-May15

  • Kathmandu University Hospital Dhulikhel, Kathmandu organizes the workshop in Pulmonary Rehabilitation. As it is the multidisciplinary workshop , Physiotherapists are the important delegates for this event. Kindly access the detail information about it through this link, http://www.dhulikhelhospital.org/index.php/component/k2/item/731-updates-in-respiratory-medicine-workshop-on-pulmonary-rehabilitation

  • Camps 31.03.2016 No Comments

    Kindly access the report of an Outreach Camp Organized by NEPTA in local partnership

    Narrative report on Nepal Physiotherapy Association Camp-PATAN

  • The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology has been awarded a grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP). ISWP will be built around a federation of regional and international Affiliate Members and Partners which will help ensure ISWP activities are culturally relevant, timely, and focused on the most important wheelchair-related issues.

    ISWP will initially be led by a group of wheelchair experts at University of Pittsburgh, with strategic partnerships that have already been established with USAID & The World Health Organization (WHO).  ISWP’s mission will be that wheelchair users are provided the best technology with the best service worldwide.  This will be accomplished by promoting the WHO Guidelines on the provision of manual wheelchairs in less resourced settings, promoting training and research activities and improving wheelchair design, manufacturing and coordinating services.  To that end, ISWP Affiliates will be representative of all of the stakeholders with the addition of research institutions dedicated to improving wheelchair services through evidence-based practice.

    ISWP has already developed an online basic level test on wheelchair services. The test consist of 10 pretest and 99 posttest questions related to the practical and managerial aspect of the wheelchair service. Upon completion of the test, you will be awarded a certificate of completion signed by director of ISWP.  Questions are really practical based. I am sure you all will find it interesting. Important to note that , this certificate of completion can open a future opportunity to get selected for the upcoming national and international training in Wheelchair service provision.

    Here mentioned is the http://www.wheelchairnet.org/ISWP/ISWPcontact.html , on which you have to register your personal details , upon its completion you shall receive an email  on how to go through the test. It may take about 2.5-3hrs to complete the it.

    Please have a look on this test and We hope it will be a valuable resource to you.