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AGM, 15th November 2018

AGMThe Malta Association of Physiotherapists will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 15th November 2018 at the MFPA premises in Gzira.

Nominations for posts on the Executive Board or the Operations and Administration Board  must be duly signed and seconded and should be received in writing by the MAP President by not later than Thursday 18th October, 2018 through: [email protected]

Also note that the post of Chief Executive Officer is still vacant.  

 Any member wishing to put forward a motion or an item on the agenda may do so by informing the MAP President in writing also through [email protected] by not later than Thursday, 18th October 2018.

 The registration desk will open at 7.00pm and the meeting will commence at 7.30pm.

Kindly confirm your attendance to this AGM for organisational purposes on [email protected].


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Annual General Meeting 2017

The Annual General Meeting for 2017 will be held on the 23rd of November at The Professional Centre in Gzira at 7pm.

For all those members who cannot attend but would like to participate, kindly fill in the proxy vote form sent by e-mail and forward it to [email protected] Counter motions are also to be sent to the same address by the 16th of November 2017.

We Look forward to seeing most of our members there.

Instrumented Clinical Gait Analysis

Gait analysis

The aim of this CPD, conducted by Darren Sillato and Mark Farrugia, was to give an introduction to clinical gait analysis and give practical demonstrations.


Developments in Aquatic Therapy


Speakers: Owen Sant’Angelo and Fleur Brincat

Assistive Devices and Aids in the World of Rehabiliation

Assistive Devices

A conference entitled ‘Assistive Devices and Aids in the World of Rehabiliation’ was endorsed by the MAP. It was chaired by Dr Stephen Zammit and Ms. Victoria Massalha (the President of our Association), acted as a scientific secretary and moderator. This event was held at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Are Outcome Measures Standardised? A Paediatric Case Study

Paediatrics CPD

Jessica Attard and Andrew Cassar delivered this CPD related to paediatrics, in particular whether outcome measures are standardized.
Frame Football Malta and Orthopaedic Center Malta also carried out a small presentation at this event.

SIP Symposium


The SIP 2017 symposium that took place in Hotel Excelsior, Valletta consisted of 4 working groups on Jun 8th followed by plenary sessions on June 8 and 9. Over 200 participants  represented all stakeholder groups involved in pain policy (health care professionals, pain policy advocates, politicians, regulators, and budget holders, representatives of patient organisations, insurances and health authorities). The Pre-Symposium was held at the same venue between 15.00-18.30hrs on 7th June 2017.

The following were the topics discussed:

  1. European and national platforms addressing the societal impact of pain
  2. Impact of pain on labour and employment
  3. Pain as a quality indicator for health systems
  4. Challenges, models and best practices in pain policy
  5. Evolving concepts in the definition of chronic pain: a dynamic process

Manipulation of the Pelvis and Sacrum

Manipulation of the Pelvis and Sacrum Course

The course focused on the teaching of Manipulative Techniques which may be adapted to various clinical scenarios.

New Frontiers in Physiotherapy Rehabilitative Treatment – Europharma

The Malta Association of Physiotherapists is pleased to announce a corporate partnership with Europharma.

Europharma Ltd is a family-run business who offers cost effective, high quality pharmaceuticals, food supplements, medical devices, diagnostic products and aids for the elderly, disabled and rehabilitation across a broad range of disciplines. It has been serving customer needs for the past four decades. Europharma was the very first company in Malta to open a retail outlet selling aides for elderly and disabled, and its experience in this sector is second to none.

Europharma works with various international partners when striving to exceed customer expectations. These include Fresenius Kabi, Greiner Bio One, Diamed/Biorad, Medisana, Medochemie, Chiesi, Uriach, Sebamed, Gmed and Eletromed amongst others.

Europharma Ltd is part of the Michele Peresso Group of Companies, which Group also exclusively represents worldwide brands such as Adidas, Reebok and Skechers. Please refer to the Europharma website on and the Group Website at for more information about them.

A CPD washeld on the 4th of May 2017 at the Cavalieri Hotel between 3:15pm and 8:00pm . The main focus of the talk was Tecar and Cryo-Ultrasound.

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