A new meeting and inspiration zone at the WCPT Congress in Cape Town will facilitate networking and information sharing.
By Emma Stokes, WCPT President
Two years ago in Singapore, Margot Skinner and I were elected as Vice-President and President of WCPT. Together with the other new board members we started an exciting journey.
WCPT has given full support to an international project which aims to bring custom-made cardboard orthotics to people around the world.
The WCPT Congress in Cape Town includes a series of 13 exclusively-designed courses which compliment the scientific programme and offer the chance to learn directly from experts.
As the number of people living with HIV increases and the disease becomes a long-term condition physical therapists can make a significant difference.
An innovative session at next year’s WCPT Congress in South Africa will use roleplaying to show therapists how they can consistently encourage patients to live healthier lives.
The future of physical therapy could be in danger unless the profession opens up to thinking from across the academic spectrum, according to David Nicholls of the Critical Physio Network.
Marit Kristiansen from Norway and Marcus Chong from Singapore have won WCPT’s competition for free registration at next year’s congress in South Africa.
By Emma Stokes, WCPT President
International conferences can be life-changing. As the global physical therapy community prepares for WCPT Congress in Cape Town, Emma Stokes reflects on her journey so far.
The WCPT Congress has been recognised for excellence at the 2016 Singapore Tourism Awards, winning in the best association conference organiser category.
A new WHO action plan has highlighted the importance of promoting musculoskeletal health in preventing noncommunicable diseases across Europe.
Physical therapy programmes at a further two Chinese universities have received WCPT's education accreditation at a ceremony in Kunming.
Physical therapists in Brazil have been preparing to volunteer at the Olympic and Paralympic Games with a series of free training courses organised by the National Society of Sports Physiotherapy (SONAFE).
Seventy-five global opinion leaders and innovators in the world of physical therapy will present key sessions at the forthcoming WCPT Congress, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa on 2nd-4th July 2017.
WCPT's South America Region is celebrating the success of its fourth congress, which took place in Buenos Aires in early June. Delegates from across the continent gathered to discuss issues of importance to physical therapy.
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy has appointed Jonathon Kruger as its new Chief Executive Officer. He takes up the position in London on 1st August.
WCPT has launched the toolkit for this year's World Physical Therapy Day, with posters, leaflets and an infographic now available.
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy is launching its call for abstracts for the WCPT Congress 2017 in South Africa, with the online submission system to open in August.
WCPT has highlighted the importance of robust data for rehabilitation personnel, direct access to physical therapy, and active ageing at the sixty-ninth World Health Assembly in Switzerland.