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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.

Challenges of migrant health explored

12 May 2019

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.

'Take every opportunity to encourage active lifestyles'

11 May 2019

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.

Delegates hear Direct Access is a global ambition

11 May 2019

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.

Presenters share snapshot of education studies

11 May 2019

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 member organisations admitted to WCPT

09 May 2019

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. 

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