About Us

Haryana chartered Association of Physiotherapist is a registered body in india (Establish under act 21 of 1860 Haryana & Punjab amendment act -1957) The body is controlled by the board of elected office bearers, which included President, Secretary, Treasurer and various co-ordinator to montior various activities of the HCAP. All the founder members of the society shall continue to be life members of the society and will the permanent members of the society.

H.C.A.P Aims & Objectives

The governing body with its executive members of H.C.A.P. always aims to operate with a main motivation of proving extra support and health awareness with fair practice of the physiotherapy profession.


  1. To improve the quality of physiotherapy profession.
  2. To co-ordinate the physiotherapists.
  3. To improve the education standards of college level.
  4. To maintain a Record of different categories of the H.C.A.P. in separate registers.
  5. To set and ensure the ethical professional practices and promote high professional standards of independent practice of physiotherapy by the members of the H.C.A.P.
  6. Work for the awareness of role of physiotherapy in the medical field.
  7. . To organize and provide for continuing medical education programs for the members.
  8. To promote Scientific Research and technology in Physiotherapy and related areas to enhance the status of Physiotherapy profession.
  9. To resist the fake practice in the field of physiotherapy by creating awareness
  10. To represent the Physiotherapists at meetings, Conferences convened by any professional, Governmental and other organizations, national and international.
  11. To watch and advise Government / Organizations and NGOs on policy matters affecting the development and practice of Physiotherapy. To advise and assist Government to establish statutory council for the profession of Physiotherapy in the country.
  12. To procure the services in advisory capacity of eminent persons either by remuneration in cash or kind or in any capacity
  13. To provide a platform for the freshers & work for the immigration of the physiotherapists among the world. Including schools, colleges, institutions and academic institutions.

A History of Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy)

Physicians like Hippocrates and later Galenus are believed to have been the first practitioners of physical therapy, advocating massage,manual therapy techniques and hydrotherapy to treat people in 460 BC. After the development of orthopedics in the eighteenth century, machines like the Gymnasticon were developed to treat gout and similar diseases by systematic exercise of the joints, similar to later developments in physical therapy.
The earliest documented origins of physiotherapy (physical therapy) as a professional group date back to Per Henrik Ling, “Father of Swedish Gymnastics,” who founded the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics (RCIG) in 1813 for massage, manipulation, and exercise. The Swedish word for physiotherapist (physical therapist) is “sjukgymnast” = “sick-gymnast.” In 1887, physiotherapist’s (physical therapist’s) were given official registration by Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare. Other countries soon followed. In 1894 four nurses in Great Britain formed the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. The School of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago in New Zealand in 1913, and the United States’ 1914 Reed College in Portland, Oregon, which graduated “reconstruction aides.”
Modern physiotherapy (physical therapy) was established in Britain towards the end of the 19th century. Soon following American orthopedic surgeons began treating children with disabilities and began employing women trained in physical education, massage, and remedial exercise. These treatments were applied and promoted further during the Polio outbreak of 1916.(more)

Our Mission & Values

Our Mission for the future of physiotherapy in India with its strategic plan that enables H.C.A.P to achieve its mission, assisted by its branches and it members. At H.C.A.P we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our members, student, patients and the communities we serve

Our mission is to:

  • Maximize patient satisfaction through interaction with our employees, clinical outcomes and the overall therapy experience.
  • Promote an environment where all employees are valued team members and employees can develop and excel beyond their expectations.
  • Build relationships in our communities based on the highest levels of clinical care and performance.
  • Commit to local market clinical leadership and share accountability to drive our mission.
  • Operate within the highest standards of regulatory compliance and integrity not only to meet the requirements of our professions, but because each are foundations of our culture.
  • Be leaders and innovators in evidence-based practice in outpatient rehabilitation, orthotics, and prosthetics.


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

  • Accountability to Body Members, branches and the public
  • Professional unity of HCAP
  • Fair and democratic governance of the HCAP Body
  • Meaningful, cooperative associations and affliate programs for common interest of HCAP growth and benefits
  • Proactive behaviour and innovation
  • Clear and concise communication
  • Ensure  members’  access  to  clinically  relevant  information  in  a  timely  manner  and  with appropriate guidance to ensure application of evidence.
  • Develop practice policy, professional ethics, performance measures, practice evaluation and identify the economic value of physiotherapy.
  • Enhance  the  ability  for  members  to  interact  and  establish  mentor  /  protégé  relationships. Enable members to communicate to solve patients’ problems and learn from each other and other health profession colleagues.
  • Work with physiotherapy partners to provide members with the tools to assess their clinical education needs, and customize education delivery
  • Support  a  cycle  of  research,  education,  clinical  application,  outcome measures  and  further research
  • Enhance our public relations so that Indians understand the benefits and are motivated to self select physiotherapy care.  Work with partners  to  ensure  the integrity of  the  term ‘physiotherapy’.
  • Improve our ability to engage government in meaningful dialogue and influence healthcare policy.
  • Engage  governments,  employers  and  third  party  payers  to  remove  undue  impediments  to patient access of physiotherapy.
  • Develop and implement a peer specialist recognition program and promote the qualifications to the public.
  • Work  with  governments,  educators  and  other  partners  to  ensure  a  balanced  labour  force based on optimal patient access and appreciation of physiotherapy.

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