WHO calls for organisations to share rehabilitation competency frameworks

23 Aug 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) Rehabilitation Programme is calling for organisations, associations and institutions to share their rehabilitation-related competency frameworks. The shared competency frameworks will help WHO develop resources to support countries seeking to strengthen their human resources for rehabilitation.

WCPT board recommends six associations for membership

22 Aug 2018

WCPT’s Executive Board has approved six physical therapy associations as provisional member organisations. These associations will be recommended for admission to full membership at the next General Meeting, which is due to take place in Geneva, 7-9 May 2019.

WCPT pays tribute to Brian Davey

15 Aug 2018

WCPT has learned of the death of Brian Davey, who served as the WCPT Executive Committee member for the Western Pacific Region (1982-88) and WCPT President (1988-91).

Physical therapists celebrate LGBT+ pride

19 Jul 2018

Physical therapists from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist’s (CSP) LGBT+ network took part in the annual Pride in London parade on 7 July. The parade is a celebration of LGBT+ pride and raises awareness of LGBT+ issues

Advocacy success in Taiwan

18 Jul 2018

WCPT Chief Executive Officer Jonathon Kruger recently spent nine days in Taiwan advocating for physical therapy and the role of WCPT.

Profiles reveal global state of physical therapy profession

28 Jun 2018

WCPT provides an important service by collating data about the global state of the physical therapy profession. For a number of years WCPT has published data from its membership organisations on a range of issues, including professional regulation, practice, education, and the number of employed physical therapists. This data provides a comprehensive and valuable global profile of the profession.

Physical therapists provide support in Guatemala

20 Jun 2018

Members of the Ecuadorian Society of Physiotherapy (SEF) have been taking part in a humanitarian support team, to provide physical therapy to people affected by the recent volcanic eruption in Guatemala. More than 100 people have died and more than 300 people have been injured as a result of the volcano.

Danish physical therapists celebrate 100th anniversary

08 Jun 2018

WCPT President Emma Stokes and the Danish Minister of Health Ellen Trane Nørby were among the guests at the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Association of Danish Physiotherapists, Danske Fysioterapeuter.

Global action plan aims to reduce physical inactivity by 15%

05 Jun 2018

A Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) to reduce physical inactivity by 15% was launched in Lisbon on 4 June. The launch was co-hosted by WHO, Portugal’s Ministry of Health, and the Portuguese Football Federation, and was attended by the Prime Minister of Portugal and the Director General of WHO.

WCPT and ICRC cement long-standing collaboration

29 May 2018

WCPT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – confirming a long-standing collaboration between the two organisations

Global Rehabilitation Alliance launched in Geneva

23 May 2018

The Global Rehabilitation Alliance (GRA) was launched in Geneva on Tuesday 22nd May and WCPT President Emma Stokes has been elected as Vice President of the Alliance’s inaugural board.

WCPT calls for improved access to assistive technology

22 May 2018

WCPT Vice President Margot Skinner delivered a powerful message committing the global physical therapy community to supporting improved access to assistive technology at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva on Monday 21st May.


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