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Workshop report for ICRC-sponsored delegates to WCPT Congress 2019

04 Jul 2019

Rehabilitation 2030 advocates for strengthening rehabilitation services within health systems, to address the needs of people with disabilities and the aging population globally. This is particularly relevant in low income and conflict-affected countries, where the burden of disability is greatest, often against the background of fragile health systems.

Thriving, not surviving, with a long term condition

12 Jun 2019

Patient-centred care was the focus of the discussion session on long term conditions. Panel members shared their own and relatives’ personal stories and challenged physical therapists to think differently about goal-setting for people living with long term conditions.

50 years and counting!

11 Jun 2019

A group of physical therapists celebrated a special anniversary at WCPT2019 in Geneva – the 50th anniversary of their graduation from the University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Anne Moseley reflects on the value of PEDro

31 May 2019

Watch Anne Moseley, recipient of the WCPT Mildred Elson Award 2019, share her experiences of the development and contribution of the Physiotherapy Evidence Database or PEDro

WCPT speaks out at World Health Assembly

30 May 2019

WCPT worked in conjunction with a number of international health care organisations to produce and deliver six statements at the recent World Health Assembly, WHA72.

Opportunities for digital health explored

14 May 2019

Richard Woolf, from the USA, and Jonathon Kruger, CEO of WCPT, conducted a lively session on Digital Health in the series of WCPT professional seminars – focussing on the benefits and challenges of delivering digital health.

Dance rehabilitation brings health benefits

14 May 2019

The ability dance has to unveil a passion for movement, joy, socialisation, and boost activity levels was best described by Kara Patterson, from Canada and the chair of the Dance Rehabilitation seminar. Sharing the story of someone who had been asked if dance was exercise, Kara said they had replied: ‘Well, I had fun so I don’t think so!’

Time to reframe care for people living with persistent MSK pain

14 May 2019

The situation of people living with ‘their life on pause’ because they fear the worse and have been told surgery is the only option to treat their chronic pain were explored the WCPT professional seminar on Reframing Care for Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain.

Physical therapist cycles from London to Geneva

13 May 2019

Many of us travelled by plane, train, car, or foot to WCPT Congress 2019 but one physical therapist took the bold decision to cycle from London to Geneva to attend congress.

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