About FIMM

FIMM is an International Medical Association comprised of individual national societies of similar philosophical beliefs and practices. It is a non-profit organisation representing 23 national societies. Through scientific and educational channels, together with evidence-based research, FIMM aims to create consistently high standards in the practice of Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine world-wide.

For a large group of patients with musculoskeletal disorders, the healthcare systems of many countries do not deliver an adequate service either in a timely fashion or at all. This unmet need, in many countries, leads to unnecessarily prolonged suffering and disability, together with economic consequences due lo loss of productivity and drains on welfare, where it is available, as well as inappropriate medical costs.

Identifying this unmet need has led FIMM to devise a training program in order to produce a medical specialist capable and competent to satisfy the requirements of this large patient group, in a focused, timely, evidence-based and economical manner.

see abstract on evidence

This statement was adopted by the FIMM General Assembly 2009.


 FIMM guidelines on basic training and safety 3.1

 FIMM policy and mission

 Curriculum of MM Medicine, 2nd edition

 FIMM Glossary v7.2

 Summary vision workshop June 2015

 FIMM Health Policy



April 7-9, 2016

 FIMM World      FIMM Edu        FIMM Science

1st EFIC Topical Symposium
on acute and chronic joint pain
in conjunction with FIMM
21-23 September 2016