APNT is a national multidisciplinary organization established in 1986 by Mario Paul Cassar DO with the aim of representing practitioners of complementary medicine who have reached the requisite standards of training and education. APNT is approachable and welcomes feedback and enquiries from members and nonmembers. We aim to represent our members in educational, professional and political matters. To this end the Association is a member of and plays a very active role in the following professional bodies: British Complementary Medicine Association BCMA, Aromatherapy Consortium AC, General Council for Massage Therapy GCMT, Reflexology Forum RF.
There are larger professional bodies, yes, and maybe ones that offer cheaper packages, but the APNT has what other groups do not. Let us take you through the benefits of an organization that gives you, the working therapist. The Association of Physical and Natural Therapists was originally formed in 1986 to give therapists a professional body interested more in high standards and professional conduct than in red tape. Noncommercial, not-for-profit, with a loyal base of practitioner members and a voluntary Executive Committee, the APNT runs on commitment, mutual support and belief in the value of our unique setup. Our members say this about us: “The APNT is a small, supportive and extremely professional organization, pioneering the way to raise standards in the massage and complementary health world. They provide loyal support for all their members and celebrate the individual. The APNT syllabuses are incredibly comprehensive and their qualifications taught to an extremely high standard.” Emma Gilmore - Director, School of Bodywork. In these days of the politicizing of the therapy world, the APNT keeps its focus on what is really important while maintaining a strong presence in the arena of professional regulation. We offer representation for our members through association membership of GCMT (General Council of Massage Therapy), the Reflexology Forum and the Aromatherapy Consortium. We are founder members of, and affiliated to, the BCMA (British Complementary Medicine Association), the only umbrella organization representing the whole of complementary medicine. BCMA has a seat on the Parliamentary Advisory Group for Complementary Medicine (PAGCM) so your individual voice can be heard at the highest level and contributes to the future of our industry.Read More»