The glossary terms have been updated following a review of all policy statements and will be updated on our new website.
The WCPT Glossary has been developed to support WCPT’s work on policies, guidelines and other resources (eg database of experts, common data set), to ensure consistency in terminology and to aid international interpretation. It has also been developed as a resource for member organisations, regions and subgroups to use. WCPT is encouraging the use of the international terms where applicable but also recognises that not all terms are relevant at a national level. The glossary is not a policy document on its own, but terms are added to WCPT's policy statements.
Terms have been fully referenced to original sources. Where terms have been developed by WCPT they should be referenced to the WCPT Glossary:
World Confederation for Physical Therapy. WCPT Glossary: Terms used in WCPT’s policies and resources. London, UK: WCPT; 2017.
The glossary is not intended to be an exhaustive A-Z of terms used in physical therapy.