Welcome to Cambodian Physical Therapy Association (CPTA)

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The Cambodian Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) was established by a team of Cambodian physical therapists (PTs) in 1994 and was recognized by the Ministry of Interior, Royal Government of Cambodia, on August 18, 1997. The association is comprised of national qualified PTs graduated from Technical School for Medical Care, University of Health Science, Ministry of Health. CPTA is currently a member of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). CPTA recieves supports and has partnership with various institutions.

                    EVENTS                       JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • CPTA Clinic
  • Manual Concept, Australia offered a free scholarship position for CPTA to attend the training on Certificate in Orthopedic Manaual Therapy on November 24-December 2014 to contribute to raising the academic profile of physical therapy in Cambodia.
  • CPTA President was invited to talk in the Night Conversation Program of CNC TV on the History of CPTA and the Effectiveness of Physical Therapy Treatment in Cambodia on September 11, 2013 at 7:15pm.
  • CPTA President has attended the 16th WCPT-AWP Meeting, the 6th AWP Congress and the 12th ACPT Congress 2013 on September 05-09, 2013 at Taichung, Taiwan.

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  • Veterans International Cambodia (VIC) is seeking for a Physiotherapist for the Handa Rehabilitation Center. Deadline: May 3, 2013



  1. Administration and Finance Officer based in Phnom Penh (1 position) salary $650 per month
  2. Project Assistant and Interpreters based in Phnom Penh (7 positions) salary $650 per month

All of these positions deadline by October 2nd , 2011.

Who are Physical Therapists?

Physiotherapists treat patients with physical difficulties resulting from illness, injury, disability or ageing. They treat people of all ages including children, the elderly, stroke patients and people with sports injuries. Physiotherapists work with patients to identify and improve their movement and function. They help promote their patients' health and wellbeing, and assist the rehabilitation process by developing and restoring body systems, in particular the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. They devise and review treatment programmes, comprising manual therapy, movement, therapeutical exercise and the application of technological equipment, e.g. ultrasound. Physiotherapists also provide advice on how to avoid injury.
What do physical therapists treat?
Physiotherapists are involved in a wide variety of areas such as:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Sporting injuries, fitness monitoring, pre-season assessment, treatment of injuries
  • Respiratory care, helping people overcome breathing difficulties and preventing infection
  • Orthopaedics, rehabilitating people following surgery on bones and joints
  • Paediatrics, helping babies in special care units, helping children in developmental clinics and special schools to achieve independence
  • Neurology, helping people suffering from conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke and head injury to overcome problems due to muscle weakness, pain and poor balance
  • Care of the elderly to ensure that they maintain or improve their mobility, strength and balance so that they can lead full and active lives
  • Cardiac care, including rehabilitation and fitness following heart surgery or a heart attack
Who is a qualified physical therapist?
A qualified physical therapist is one who has graduated from the PT professional school, holding at least a national diploma of physical therapy.
How to find a recognized physical therapist?
To ensure that every one is being treated by qualified physical therapists that can provide effective treatment, please refer to CPTA emaild address (president@cambodiapt.org) or visit our website www.cambodiapt.org. The association is led by the elected executive baord comprised of 17 members.

 A Message from the  President of CPTA          


Physical Therapists play an important role in identifying problems and barriers that restrict patients and persons with disabilities. Physical Therapists aim to maximize human movement and functional ability. Their influnce occurs within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, though consultation with the multdisciplinary health care team, the patients/persons with disabilities and their families.
The Cambodian Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) was established by a team of Cambodian physical therapists in 1994, was recognized by the Ministry of Interior, Royal Government of Cambodia, on August 18, 1997 and was registered as a member of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) in 2007. The association represents more than 350 physical therapists nationally. CPTA aims to promote, build up and ensure the quality of physical therapy services in Cambodia through public awareness, supporting communication, exchange of information, continuing education, research and implementation of the national standard of physical therapy practice and code of ethics developed according to the guideline from the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT).
The association works to improve health globally by strong collaboration and partnership with national and international governments, organizations and associations.
CPTA welcomes all constructive feedback and comments in order to promote the profession of physical therapy in Cambodia. Your questions, suggestions and ideas about the work of CPTA are appreciated. Let's all join in working together for promoting physical therapy in Cambodia and the world.
Elected President
CPTA (2013-2017)

















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