The New Brunswick Physiotherapy Association (NBPA) is the voice for Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Assistants in New Brunswick.

The NBPA is a provincial branch of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).


  • Provides membership services to our members;
  • Advocates for physiotherapy with government and other stakeholders.

Educates the public so they can understand the benefits of physiotherapy:

  • to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle
  • to prevent or recover from disease or disability
  • to maximize the quality of life for all ages and abilities.

The New Brunswick Physiotherapy Association (NBPA) provides leadership and direction to members in New Brunswick and supports the mission of the CPA to foster excellence in practice, education and research and promote high standards of health in Canada.

As primary health care professionals, physiotherapists combine in-depth knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.

With your independence in mind, a physiotherapist’s goal is to restore, maintain and maximize your strength, function, movement and overall well-being.

In order to practice in Canada, physiotherapists must be registered with the regulatory board or college of physiotherapists in their province/territory. Only those who are registered may use the professional designations PT in Canada.

Our Mission


New Brunswickers are moving, moving more and moving better with the help of physiotherapy.


The New Brunswick Physiotherapy Association (NBPA) will act with integrity and loyalty to members at all times.

We value:

  • The integration of evidence, clinical reasoning and therapeutic skills in practice

  • Accountability to members, stakeholders and the public

  • Unity of the profession across the province

  • Fair and democratic governance

  • Meaningful, cooperative partnerships

  • Proactive behaviour and innovation

  • The richness of New Brunswick diversity

  • Clear and concise communication



The NBPA strives to achieve excellence in three priority areas: value for members, excellence in practice, and appreciation of the benefits of physiotherapy.

“Physiotherapists do more than rehab people after accident or injury, we help prevent many injuries and we manage many chronic diseases.”
— Colin Hood, Past President, NBPA

What We've Achieved

Physiotherapists make important contributions to the health and well-being of Canadians every day. As primary care professionals, Canadian physiotherapists promote mobility, wellness and independence for all ages and use their extensive education and clinical experience to assess, diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions. Physiotherapists know how the body works, how to keep it moving and how to get it moving again.

For a description of physiotherapy in Canada, defined by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), in consultation with CPA Branch Presidents and Division Chairs and regulatory and academic representatives, visit the CPA website at