The Physiotherapy Pain Association


About The Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA)

The Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA) was formed to bring together and provide information for Physiotherapists with the common interest of managing patients with both acute and long term pain. It was established in 1994 and recognised as a Clinical Interest Group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) in 1996.

The PPA will hold an interest for those physiotherapists working in an out patient department using traditional physiotherapy interventions and interested in developing evidence based best practice, through to those working in a multidisciplinary pain clinic to those using the integrated approach in pain management programmes.

You will find like minded colleagues within the Association who are enthusiastic to discuss and progress ideas and challenges in developing physiotherapy practice within local, national and international scientific communities.

One of the key objectives of the Association is to promote the role of physiotherapy in the relief and management of pain to other Professionals as well as to Physiotherapists.

How to join 

Please download the forms from The Physiotherapy Pain Association website, complete with a cheque payable to 'Physiotherapy Pain Association' where appropriate and return them to the address: PPA Administrator, PO 4634, Coventry CV4 0EA

Any enquiries about membership should be sent to e-mail [email protected]

Membership contains:

  • 20% discount on NOI courses.
  • 2 informative annual newsletters.
  • 2-3 Study Days annually at a reduced registration fee.
  • Topical Issues in Pain, a series of Yearbooks, available at a reduced price.
  • Networking with colleagues.
  • Access to web site members area and forum.
  • Links with the Pain Society and The International Association of the Study of Pain (IASP).
  • FREE CPD opportunities with Physiopedia!

Physiopedia Project

The PPA has developed a project in Physiopedia that allows pain practitioners to undertake engaging learning opportunities and earn professional development recognition with certification of learning achievement.

Read more about the project here