50 years ago this month, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to walk on the moon.
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.
More than 30 physical therapists attended WCPT Congress 2019 in Geneva, thanks to the generosity of congress delegates and WCPT’s partners
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.
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.
Exercise and keep moving, regardless of cancer diagnosis, was the clear message in the WCPT2019 session on cancer survivor rehabilitation.
There was a lot of interest in the seminar on reframing care for persistent musculoskeletal pain at the WCPT Congress 2019. The session aimed to move forward discussions started in an editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2018.
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 worked in conjunction with a number of international health care organisations to produce and deliver six statements at the recent World Health Assembly, WHA72.
Watch Charlotte Häger, Chair of the Congress Programme Committee for WCPT Congress 2019, reflect on the work of the committee and WCPT Congress 2019
Watch a selection of videos, including interviews and highlights from sessions at WCPT Congress 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.
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!’
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.
A presentation on Rehabilitation in Humanitarian Emergencies, reminded physical therapists that humanitarian emergencies can happen anywhere in the world.