WCPT - Asia Western Pacific (AWP)
c/o Australian Physiotherapy Association
Level 1, 1175 Toorak Road
Tel: (61) 3 9092 0808
Fax: (61) 3 9092 0899
Message from the Chair
The Asia Western Pacific Region (AWP) is one of five regional groupings of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT).
The AWP is one of the largest and most populous georgraphical regions in WCPT. It is a region where physical therapy is well established is ome countries and emerging in others. As a consequence the variability in physical therapy practice is quite marked.
As Chair of the region, I am deeply committed to building the capacity of local physical therapists and other health professionals to undertake leadership roles in education and health service delivery in their own communities.
There are a number of priority areas for the AWP region including the development of accreditation standards and support for regulation of the profession. These issues are key to the development and growth of physical therapy in many countries in theregion. Addressing them will assist in maintaining standards of practice and education.
Physical therapy is a young profession in many countries in the region and there is an urgent need to ensure standards are put in place so that physical therapy can gro and develop, assisting the health outcomes of these countries in the best possible way.
The 16th AWP Regional Meeting will be held in conjunction with the 6th AWP Regional Congress in Taichung, Taiwan between 6-9 September 2013.