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.
Trade agreements have a major international effect on health and the ability of health professionals to work in other countries. So national professional and regulatory bodies need to be more engaged with governments to ensure new agreements promote quality health services.
The Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Fisioterapia (SEF) has announced a second field trip for physical therapist volunteers to help the injured and homeless along Ecuador's Pacific coast.
WCPT has put its name to an open letter to all UN member states, calling on them to take measures to protect patients, health workers and health facilities during armed conflict.
By Emma Stokes, WCPT President
The new WCPT Board took office on 4th May 2015. It is hard to imagine that a full year has gone by. It has been remarkable time, transformative and full of energy.
WCPT’s draft strategic plan for the next four years has received an overwhelmingly positive response from member organisations, regions, subgroups and networks.
New WCPT resources on disaster management are helping inform the physical therapy response to recent earthquakes.