The CPA represents the physiotherapy profession across the country, and the addition of AAP strengthens both organizations as they advocate for and support the growth of physiotherapy throughout the country. 

There are over 3,000 physiotherapists practicing in Alberta, and that number continues to grow. The new CPA and AAP partnership will support Alberta’s physiotherapists with access to CPA and AAP resources, education, ideas and advocacy so they can better serve the needs of their communities.

“On behalf of the CPA Board of Directors we want to express our pleasure at welcoming the AAP’s return to CPA as one of our Branches.  As a practicing PT in Alberta myself, I’m particularly excited to have them rejoin the CPA family,” said Amanda de Chastelain, President of the CPA. “With AAP’s return, we are truly representing physiotherapists across the entire country, working together for the betterment of the profession and health of Canadians.  We are stronger together!”

“The Alberta Association of Physiotherapy is excited to join its provincial, territorial and national association colleagues to support physiotherapists and advance our profession together” added Geoff Schneider, AAP Chair.

The AAP joins eleven other provincial and territorial physiotherapy associations that help support Canadians’ optimal health, mobility, function and fitness.

Effective immediately, physiotherapists and physiotherapy students from across Alberta who have not already become AAP members can sign up for a free AAP membership until September 30, 2022, on AAP’s website. Alberta registrants that are not already CPA members may sign up for a CPA membership on CPA’s website at a pro-rated fee for the rest of the CPA membership year (expiring September 30, 2022). Starting in mid-August, all Alberta registrants will be able to register for a joint CPA/AAP membership through CPA’s website for the new membership year of October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023.

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About the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) represents over 16,000 member physiotherapists, physiotherapy technologists, physiotherapist assistants, and physiotherapy students across Canada.

CPA members are rehabilitation professionals dedicated to the optimal health, mobility, function and fitness of Canadians. In partnership with provincial and territorial branches and practice divisions, CPA enables members to learn, share knowledge and enhance practice. CPA provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enable our professional community to better serve Canadians.

About the Alberta Association of Physiotherapy

The AAP knows that physiotherapists improve the health outcomes and quality of life for Albertans. The AAP supports its licensed members and physiotherapy students, through providing access to professional development opportunities, connection to the physiotherapy community, and advocacy for the profession.

Contact Information:

John-Paul Cody-Cox
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Jane Halford
Operations Team
Alberta Association of Physiotherapy