WCPT raises the profile of global health issues and provides physical therapists with a range of materals, contacts and networking opportunities to develop practice and policy.
This information resource has been prepared to help physical therapists inform others about their role and the health benefits they bring wherever they work.
With increasing global recognition of physical therapists' role in preventing and treating non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, WCPT has compiled resource sheets drawing on research to help inform others about their contribution.
Physical therapists work with people and populations to optimise function and minimise disability. WCPT provides access to a range of disability resources, including important publications from the World Health Organization.
WCPT is committed to the development of primary health care and community based rehabilitation. It provides information, policy statements, databases and access to publications and organisations.
As well as producing a policy statement on occupational health of physical therapists, WCPT provides useful links and resources to assist with the implementation of policy.
Information on programmes and resources from the World Health Organization.
The ICF is a framework and classification system for use in describing functioning and disability in relation to a health condition. You can find resources here, along with detailed information about ICF applications.
Physical therapists have a significant role to play in helping those affected by disasters. There is information here about types of disasters, disaster management, roles in disaster management and the contribution of physical therapists.
This information is intended to assist physical therapists who want to know more and to inform others about the condition and the benfits of physical therapy.
Access the World Health Organization's publications on violence and injury prevention, information on recent international conferences and WCPT's stance on armed violence and weapons of war.
Information for physical therapists who are interested in volunteering, working, studying or carrying out research outside their own country.
A listing of some of the events, days and initiatives designed to raises the profile of a range of health issues and conditions, and improve prevention and treatment.