About Us

Our mission is to ensure that the public receives safe, competent physiotherapy care from qualified physiotherapists.

Every physiotherapist who practises physiotherapy in Manitoba must be a registered member of the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (CPM).

CPM does not promote the interests and/or advancement of physiotherapists. However, registration with CPM ensures that all members have met certain requirements and are qualified to practise as physiotherapists.

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To protect the public interest through regulation of physiotherapists in Manitoba.

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Recognized as a leader in public protection, influencing the future direction and regulation of physiotherapy.

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We strive for excellence through:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Transparency
  • Collaboration

… for public protection

Public Interest

As the regulator for the profession of physiotherapy in Manitoba, the college protects the public by:

  • Ensuring physiotherapy treatment be qualified physiotherapists by:
    • Regulating entry to practice requirements (PCE)
    • Setting a criteria for renewing registration.
  • Providing a complaints process and investigating concerns from anyone about physiotherapists.
  • Developing and administering a Continuing Competence program and requiring physiotherapists  to participate to maintain competence.
  • Setting the standards of practice that all physiotherapists must abide by.
  • Developing the ethical values of the profession – Code of Ethics.
What is Public Interest?


The provincial government has the broad responsibility of seeing that the good is served. Through legislation, it has delegated some of this responsibility to the profession of physiotherapy:



The Act Respecting the Practice of Physiotherapy is enacted. The provincial legislation gives regulatory authority to the newly-formed Association of Physiotherapists of Manitoba.



A new act The Physiotherapy Act replaces The Act Respecting the Practice of Physiotherapy.



A new act The Physiotherapists Act replaces The Physiotherapy Act.
The Association of Physiotherapists of Manitoba is renamed the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (CPM).

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