A new position has been created for a physical therapy teacher in Nepal, who will make a lasting contribution to the development of the profession in the country.
Seconded by the United Mission to Nepal (UMN) to Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences in Dhulikhe, the physical therapist filling the unpaid position will work with Nepali teaching staff to lead the implementation of the four and a half year Bachelor course in physiotherapy.
The relief of symptoms in terminally ill patients through physiotherapy is an important but often overlooked aspect of multi-professional palliative care. Now the subject is to be addressed at a special meeting of the European Association for Palliative Care.
WCPT is building on its long-standing concerns about the devastating effects of landmines by developing a policy statement calling for a ban on their production, sale and use.
Covering the consequences of armed conflict, landmines and other weapons of war, the statement will aim to raise awareness about the issues surrounding weapons of war, how they crucially affect physical therapists, and the stance that the profession takes on their manufacture and use.
Irish physiotherapists are warning that people who call themselves “physical therapists” are not always members of the profession.
Since its establishment, WCPT has always asserted that the titles physical therapist or physiotherapist, and abbreviations and translations of these, are the sole preserve of persons who hold recognised qualifications approved by national professional associations which are members of WCPT.
April has been a big month for WCPT's corporate image, with various initiatives ensuring that the confederation communicates in a coordinated and effective way.
Among subjects discussed at April's WCPT's Executive Commitee meeting in London were tools to help member organisations in their attempts to achieve regulation, new guidelines for accrediting education programmes, and the forthcoming WCPT Awards.
WCPT is embarking on a new collaborative venture offering continuing education opportunities worldwide. WCPT Secretary General Brenda Myers and Educata founder Marilyn Pink explain its importance.
More than 1,000 delegates attended the WCPT Asia Western Pacific Congress, hosted by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP) in Mumbai in January.
WCPT policy consultant Catherine Sykes was invited to present a paper at the first conference on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) held in Taiwan in March.