The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
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WCPT aims to raise the profile of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and encourage its use by physical therapists.
The ICF is a framework for describing functioning and disability in relation to a health condition. It provides a common language and framework for documenting information on the functional changes associated with physical therapy interventions.
You can join the WCPT network for ICF. The network enables physical therapists to communicate and share experiences in using the classification.
Some physical therapists have considerable experience using ICF across a range of applications. If you need someone to guide you, or want to discuss ICF applications, WCPT can provide access to experts through its database. If you have experience in using ICF, you can also offer your own expertise.
Keep up to date with developments on the ICF with WCPT's ICF update.
WCPT has published keynote papers introducing ICF, and discussing its use in clinical practice.
The ICF is one of the reference classifications in the World Health Organization's Family of International Classifications. It provides many resources on the classification.
Other organisations have also produced useful resources.
Resources & info
- Policy resources
- Practice resources
- Education resources
- Global health resources
- World PT Day