Physioswiss, the Swiss Association of Physiotherapy, celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, and on World Physical Therapy Day its “physio bus” set off on a health promotion tour of the whole of Switzerland until 24th September 2009.
The Physical Therapy Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan) celebrated World Physical Therapy Day for the first time, with a special half-day event based around the “Movement for health” theme. The celebration took place at the School of Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University, and attracted many members of the public and physical therapists.
An innovative experiment in video conferencing marked World Physical Therapy Day in the United States, where the Physical Therapy Department at the University of South Alabama celebrated World Physical Therapy Day with two international lectures transmitted from overseas.
Dozens of WCPT member organisations have organised events and activities to mark World Physical Therapy Day – some of them lasting a full week. Here are some of the highlights in brief.