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World Physical Therapy Day is on 8th September. The day is an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent.
WCPT's complete package of resources to help you plan and publicise events for World Physical Therapy Day. It includes ideas, practical advice, information about the benefits of physical therapy, posters, leaflets, logos, banners and press releases.
Part of the toolkit is a booklet: “Resources on why physical therapy matters”. It provides facts, research findings, statistics and articles to help you demonstrate the contribution of physical therapists, as part of your World Physical Therapy Day events and campaigns. It includes an article by the WCPT President about physical therapy, independence and participation, as well as findings about physical activity and childhood obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, active ageing and cancer. There are Portuguese and Arabic versions of the booklet.
WCPT holds reports of World PT Day activities organised by member organisations back to 2009. They can be a useful source of ideas.