Finnish Association of Physiotherapists (FAP)

FAP is founded in 1943 and has today about 9 000 members (students included). The Association is a trade union and professional organization looking after the interests of all physiotherapists. The Association promotes physiotherapy in Finnish society and ensures that physiotherapists have the readiness to provide high-quality physiotherapy services.

In order to monitor its members´ interests, the FAP actively follows developments in Finnish society, provides statements, takes stands, presents proposals and introduces initiatives.

There are nine areal societies and five national special interest societies as amember of FAP. Individuals become members of the Association by joining one of the societies or as a direct member. Licenced physiotherapists or physiotherapy students may apply for the membership of the society.

Physiotherapists skilled in the special fields of physiotherapy have set up special interest groups. There are five special interest groups working in liaison with the FAP.

The General Meeting, convened once a year, is the Associations’ highest decision –making body. The Chairperson of the Association and the Executive Committee are elected at the General Meeting; their term of office is three years.

Members can turn to the development experts of Association whenever they need advice and assistance.