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.
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.
As the home of the United Nations and the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC), Geneva was the ideal setting to discuss physical therapists’ involvement with humanitarian causes. The discussion session on Migrant Health welcomed a panel of therapists who had all experienced treating people who had escaped disaster, war, or persecution and the unique set of challenges their situation creates.
Presenters from Australia, Canada, Uganda, and the UK came together to deliver a clear message to physical therapists around the world at the focused symposia session on physical activity – every opportunity must be taken to encourage people to lead active lifestyles.
Direct Access to physical therapy for patients is a global ambition with 76% of WCPT’s membership organisations offering different types of DA to patients and 24% with no DA model currently.
The presenters at the Rapid 5 session on education at WCPT2019 did an excellent job of squeezing the important topic of education into minutes, giving delegates a snapshot into a range of important studies
13 physical therapy associations were admitted as member organisations to the World Confederation for Physical Therapy at its General Meeting on 8 May 2019 in Geneva. This brings the total number of WCPT member organisations to 121.
WCPT has learned of the death of Freddy Kaltenborn, one of the founders of WCPT’s first subgroup the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT).
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Conference planning and event management were the topics for a two-day workshop for WCPT member organisations and provisional member organisations in west Africa.
Education and engagement were the focus of a 3-day stakeholder workshop with representatives from local universities and the newly-founded Vietnam Physiotherapy Association (VPTA) in Ho Chi Minh City.