Vision of the NSP
The Physiotherapy profession strives to be the preferred medical service provider in Namibia.
By providing an excellent service and through efficiency, reliability and consistency we aim to go beyond stakeholders expectations. We further aspire to be visible and available to all Namibians.
The Namibian Society of Physiotherapy (NSP) was established in 1987 and is a member of World Physiotherapy (previously World Confederation for Physical Therapy) and the International Private Practitioners Association (IPPA).
The Namibian Society of Physiotherapy (NSP) is a voluntary, non-profitable organisation with the responsibility to promote and to protect the physiotherapy profession by means of various endeavours. The society is governed by the NSP Executive Committee. This committee consists out of five members who are elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting of the Society. The Executive Committee members work on a voluntary basis fulfilling various portfolios. Furthermore the Executive Committee is assisted by a number of sub-committees namely the Training Committee, Tariffs Committee, Marketing Committee and the Professional Committee.
The NSP is the only association recognized by the Health Professions Council of Namibia as being representative of the profession of Physiotherapy in Namibia. This puts the society in a position to negotiate with various stakeholders regarding tariff structures and increases on behalf of all the members.
Physiotherapists working in Namibia are advised to be insured against malpractice. The NSP makes it possible for members to be insured at a very competitive rate; therefore once a member of the NSP, an annual malpractice premium is compulsory for all practising members in terms of the group indemnity insurance scheme.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is supported by the Society. Members are encouraged to further their education and improve their skills by attending courses. To ensure that the profession maintains a high standard of service delivery and education the NSP provides the opportunity for all members to attend courses at affordable prices in Namibia. Non-members also have the opportunity to attend the courses but at a higher rate than members.
Every year the Society coordinates the Physiotherapy Week. Activities arranged during this week aim to raise public awareness regarding the scope of practice and the benefits of physiotherapy treatment.
Our up-dated website and quarterly newsletter provides members with the latest information regarding courses, a directory of members, enrolment and application forms, as well as information on various types of conditions and much more.
Every year the Society organises an AGM as well as two other general member meetings in order to keep members updated on all the latest information and to provide them with the opportunity to be involved in decision-making processes of the society.
World Confederation for Physical Therapy profile of Physiotherapy in Namibia
Code of Conduct
Follow the link at the top labelled Find a Physio for an interactive map of NSP-member physiotherapists in Namibia!