Our History

historyIn 1991 the Irish Association of Physical Therapists (IAPT)  was established as the Professional Body ensuring excellence in the field of musculoskeletal health.

In the late eighties demand was growing for a whole-body, hands-on and natural approach in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. To meet this demand, the Institute of Physical Therapy & Applied Science was founded, becoming the first and only school of Physical Therapy at that time, in Ireland.

Since then and in conjunction with leading UK, American and Australian schools, the Institute of Physical Therapy and Applied Science has pioneered a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree course.