Constitution and regulations

Our constitution and regulations set out the rules that govern World Physiotherapy


Our constitution was approved at the 19th general meeting, 8-9 May 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The constitution sets out our membership organisational structure and operating procedures. It includes the duties and responsibilities of the executive board, member organisations, regions, subgroups, as well as the organisation of the general meeting, which is held every four years.

The constitution may only be amended or repealed by a resolution passed by at least 75% of all votes cast at a general meeting. 


Our regulations underpin our constitution and provide detail and clarity on individual processes. The constitution defines ‘what’ needs to be done and the regulations set ‘how’ this should be done. Clause 68 of the constitution sets out that regulations must be developed in consultation with our member organisations, regions and subgroups and must be consistent with the constitution. 

The board approved the consolidated set of regulations earlier this year, with a commencement date of 1 July 2021. 

Our governance documents