Reference Guide

Please note that policies, procedures, and position statements have been renamed, starting in 2017, as Registration and Licensing Directions, Practice Directions, Continuing Competency Program Directions, Governance Directions, and Administration and Finance Directions.

Directions express the formal position of the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (CPM) on a particular topic, to which members must comply.

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Reference Guide

1. About CPM
2. Statutes Legislation
3. Registration and Licencing Directions

3.1 Registration On The Active Practice Register of Applicants Not Working in Manitoba  Updated June 2017

3.2 Registration on the Student Roster  Updated June 2017

3.3 Registration On The Examination Candidate Register  Updated August 2022

3.4 Temporary Registration  Updated March 2017

3.5 Registration of International Physiotherapy Candidates Please contact CPM for information

3.6 Re-Entry to Practice  Please contact CPM for information

3.7 Request for Licensure from International Student  Updated March 2017

3.8 Approved Entry-to-Practice Examination Please contact CPM for information

3.9 Approval of Academic Program Education Facilities Updated January 2019

3.10 Practice Hours

3.11 Membership In Good Standing Updated October 2019

3.12 Proof of English and French Proficiency

3.13 Failure of the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (OSCE) Please contact CPM for information

3.14 Labour Mobility  Updated May 2018

3.15 Prior Learning and Remediation Evaluation (PLAR)

3.16 Renewal Procedure  Updated April 2020

3.17 Leave of Absence

3.18 Change in Registration Status Updated April 2020

3.19 Professional Liability Insurance Coverage

3.20 Supervised Practice for Examination Candidates Please contact CPM for information

3.21 Safeguarding Personal Information About Registrants

3.22 Criminal Convictions

3.23 Criminal Record Checks for Registration  Updated January 2018

3.24 Renewal Administrative Policy Updated April 2020



4. Practice Directions

4.1 Client Records When Closing Moving Selling A Clinic  Updated May 2017

4.2 Concurrent Care by a Physiotherapist

4.3 Informed Consent Updated Sept 2020

4.4 Safe, Sanitary, and Appropriate Environment

4.5 Routine Practice (Formerly “Infection Control”)

4.6 Acupuncture and Dry Needle Therapy Updated November 2018

Acupuncture/Dry Needling Adverse Events Sample

4.7 Spinal Manipulation

4.8 Physiotherapists Assigning Physiotherapy Care (Working with Rehabilitation Assistants)

4.9 Approval of Physiotherapy Business Name  Updated January 2018

4.10 Communication and Consultation with Physicians or Appropriate Designates

4.11 Oxygen Management and Administration Updated June 2019

4.12 Ultrasound  Policy retired; please refer to Practice Direction 4.31 Electrophysical Agents

4.13 Laser  Policy retired; please refer to Practice Direction 4.31 Electrophysical Agents

4.14 Advertising  Updated August 2017

4.15 Private Practice Guidelines

4.16 Home Based Physiotherapy Business

4.17 Record Keeping  Updated September 2016

4.19 Retention and Transmission of Electronic Health Information

4.20 Transportation of Patient Records

4.21 Physiotherapists Working for Non-Physiotherapists

4.22 Physiotherapy Treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

4.23 Use of Title and Credentials  Updated March 2017

4.24 Animal Rehabilitation

4.25 Incorporation

4.26 Whirlpool Cleaning and Safety

4.27 Selling Nutritional Supplements

4.28 Billing for Multiple Dysfunctions

4.29 Complementary and Alternative Therapies

4.30 Criminal Convictions Policy retired; please refer to Registration and Licensing Direction 3.22 Criminal Convictions

4.31 Electrophysical Agents  Updated March 2018

4.32 Interprofessional Collaborative Care New June 2019

4.33 The Role of the Physiotherapist in the Assessment and Management of Concussions New June 2019








6. Continuing Competency Program Directions

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