Terms of use

This page describes the terms which apply when you may make use of the World Physiotherapy website as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms carefully before you use the website. You may only use the website if you agree to these terms. Your continued use of the site indicates you accept these terms apply to the website and your use of it.

We may change, modify or revise these terms at any time by amending this page. The changes made to the terms will come into effect as soon as they are posted on the website and your use of the website will be subject to the amended terms. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes World Physiotherapy may have made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the website.

Your account

Subject to these terms, you may open an account with World Physiotherapy by completing the registration form. Once your registration has been accepted (and until your account is terminated) you will be able to sign up to the Database of Volunteers and Experts (World Physiotherapy DOVES). Other services, such as event registration, may be offered from time to time.

Some areas of the website are only accessible by World Physiotherapy member organisations, regions and subgroups. If you require access to these areas, please contact Heidi Kosakowski at [email protected], confirming your name, the organisation you represent and your role within that organisation.

Data protection

Personal data provided to World Physiotherapy through its website will be used in accordance with its privacy policy. Please read this carefully before proceeding. By providing your personal data you are consenting to its use in accordance with World Physiotherapy's privacy policy.


You can cancel your account at any time by contacting World Physiotherapy by email or post. You may be asked to provide further proof that you are the holder of the account. Your account will be cancelled as soon as reasonably possible following receipt of your email or letter.

We may cancel your account without notice at World Physiotherapy's sole discretion.

World Physiotherapy brand

Unless otherwise stated, the contents of the website including, but not limited to, the World Physiotherapy name and logo, text, images and their arrangement are the property of World Physiotherapy and must not be altered in any way nor copied for use on other sites or publications, without the written consent of World Physiotherapy. All trademarks used or referred to are the property of their respective owners. For more details, please contact [email protected]

Legal disclaimer

The content contained within this site is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute either professional advice or an offer. World Physiotherapy assumes no responsibility or liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred as a result of any use or reliance upon the information and material contained within or downloaded from its website. World Physiotherapy has taken considerable care in preparing information and materials displayed on its website. However, World Physiotherapy is unable to provide any warranty concerning the accuracy or completeness of any information contained herein. Users of this site should always seek professional health advice from a qualified physical therapist/physiotherapist or another suitable qualified health professional.

Placement of advertisements, events, and course listings on World Physiotherapy’s website does not imply any endorsement of the advertised products and/or services by World Physiotherapy.

Links to third party websites outside World Physiotherapy are provided for the convenience of users only. World Physiotherapy is unable to provide any warranty concerning the accuracy or completeness of any information held within these third party websites - this is the responsibility of the publisher of the third party website. In addition, by linking to other websites, World Physiotherapy in no way endorses the views or information held within such websites and is unable to grant permission to use material found on such sites.

Operation of the website

World Physiotherapy may change the format and content of the website (or any services offered through the site) at any time.

World Physiotherapy may terminate or suspend the operation of the site (or any services offered through our website) for support or maintenance work, in order to update the content or for any other reason. It may do this at any time and without notice.

Questions, concerns or complaints

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about material which appears on our website please contact us at [email protected]

Law and jurisdiction

These terms (and the provision of services by us) shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law which shall have jurisdiction over any disputes.