World Physical Therapy Day

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 has produced a complete package of resources to help you plan and publicise events and campaigns for World Physical Therapy Day. This toolkit includes ideas, practical advice, information about the benefits of physical therapy, posters, leaflets, logos, banners and press releases. There is also a resource list for facts, research findings, statistics and articles to help you demonstrate the contribution of physical therapists.

There are French and Spanish translations of many of the resources.

Theme and message

The overarching theme for World Physical Therapy Day each year is Movement for Health. This year, the suggested message is “Add life to years”, highlighting the important role that physical therapists play in healthy ageing.

World Physical Therapy Day toolkit

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.

Activities

WCPT holds reports of World PT Day activities organised by member organisations back to 2009. They can be a useful source of ideas.