Vision & Mission

Our Vision is to transforming the Lebanese society by emphasizing the status of physical therapy as a leading movement-optimizing profession.

Our Mission is to supporting a community that advances the profession of physical therapy by adopting the latest technologies in the field, and embracing evidence-based practice to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of the Lebanese society.

Movement is essential to optimal living and quality of life for all people that extends beyond health to every person’s ability to participate in and contribute to society. The complex needs of society, such as those resulting from a sedentary lifestyle, and fonctional disabilities pave the way for the physical therapy profession to engage with consumers to reduce preventable health care costs, decrease premature
mortality, and overcome barriers to participation in society to ensure the thrive of the society far into the future. While this is LOPT’s vision for the physical therapy profession, it is meant also to inspire others throughout society to, together, create systems that optimize movement and function for all people. The following principles of Identity, Quality, Collaboration, Value, Innovation, Consumer-centricity, Access/Equity, and Advocacy demonstrate how the profession and society will look when this vision is achieved.

The principles are described as follows:

  • Identity:
  • The physical therapy profession promotes the movement system as the foundation for optimizing movement to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of society. The movement system is the integration of body systems that generate and maintain movement at all levels of bodily function. The movement system is the core of physical therapist practice, education, and research. Human movement is a complex behavior within a specific context, and is influenced by social, environmental, and personal factors. Recognition and validation of the movement system is essential to understand the structure, function, and potential of the human body. The physical therapist will be responsible for evaluating and managing an individual’s movement system across the lifespan to promote optimal development; diagnose impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions; and provide interventions targeted at preventing or ameliorating activity limitations and participation restrictions

  • Quality:
  • In a dynamic and ever-changing world, the physical therapy profession will commit to establishing and adopting best practice standards across the domains of practice, education, and research. As independent practitioners, physical therapists will embrace in clinical practice, best practice standards in patient/client management. These physical therapists will generate, validate, and disseminate evidence and quality indicators, striving to prevent adverse events related to patient care, and demonstrating continuing competence. Educators will seek to propagate the highest standards of teaching and learning, supporting collaboration and innovation throughout academia. Researchers will collaborate with clinicians and academicians to expand available evidence and translate it into practice, standardize outcome measurement, and participate in inter professional research teams.

  • Collaboration:
  • The physical therapy profession will demonstrate the value of collaboration with other health care providers, consumers, community organizations, and other disciplines to solve the health-related challenges that society faces. In clinical practice, physical therapists, who collaborate across the continuum of care, will ensure that services are coordinated, of value, and consumer-centered by referring, co-managing, engaging consultants, and directing and supervising care. Education models will value and foster inter professional approaches to best meet consumer and population needs and instill team values in physical therapists. Inter professional research approaches will ensure that evidence translates to practice and is consumer-centered

  • Value:
  • Value has been defined as “the health outcomes achieved per dollar spent”1. To ensure the best value, services that the physical therapy profession will provide will be safe, effective, patient/client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable2. Outcomes will be both meaningful to patients/clients and cost-effective. Value will be demonstrated and achieved in all settings in which physical therapist services are delivered. Accountability will be a core characteristic of the profession and will be essential to demonstrating value.

  • Innovation:
  • The physical therapy profession will provide creative solutions to increase the value of physical therapy and optimize health services delivery to society. Innovation will occur in many settings and dimensions, and includes the development of patient/client centered procedures and devices and new technology applications. In clinical practice, innovation will touch down on health care delivery models, and enhance the collaboration with developers, engineers, and social entrepreneurs that will profit from the technological knowledge of the consumer and extend the reach of the physical therapist beyond traditional patient/client–therapist settings. Innovation in education will enhance inter professional learning, address workforce needs, respond to declining higher education funding, and, anticipating the changing way adults learn, foster new educational models and delivery methods. In research, innovation will advance knowledge about the profession, apply new knowledge in such areas as genetics and engineering, and lead to new possibilities related to movement and function. New models of research and enhanced approaches to the
    translation of evidence will more expediently put these discoveries and other new information into the hands and minds of clinicians and educators

  • Consumer-centricity:
  • Patient/client/consumer and other key stakeholders’ values and goals will be central to all efforts in which the physical therapy profession will engage. The physical therapy profession embraces cultural competence as a necessary skill to ensure best practice in providing physical therapist services by responding to individual and cultural considerations, needs, and values

Lebanese Order of Physiotherapists

LOPT is responsible of registering physical therapists and physical therapy students, working to develop codes, standards, and professional guidelines, handling complaints, conducting investigations and organizing disciplinary hearings, assessing practice qualifications and approving standards for the study of Physiotherapy in Lebanon.