What physical therapist professional entry level qualification is needed to meet the needs of populations? Physical therapists from dozens of countries described their diverse perspectives at a major discussion session, and debated common ways forward.
In a blaring burst of drumbeats, mass screaming – and even a quick audience mutual massage session – WCPT’s first ever Congress in Africa got off to an energetic start.
A biopsychosocial approach to treating pain has helped April Gamble improve care for victims of torture and trauma in Iraq.
Social media offers a great way to connect with others at the WCPT Congress, while sharing your experience with the physical therapy family around the world.
Pelvic floor PTs need to highlight everything they can do to help people of all ages, according to specialist Carina Siracusa.
The WCPT Congress offers the opportunity to explore South Africa’s legislative capital. From hiking to Table Mountain to visiting notorious Robben Island, here are ten ideas to get you started.
Delegates are preparing for one of the best congresses yet. These tips can help you get the most out of the event, and return to practice inspired, energised and informed.
Physical therapists from the 1969 class at the University of the Witwatersrand will celebrate a fifth reunion when they meet once more at the WCPT Congress.
The toolkit for World Physical Therapy Day 2017, including all-new infographics, poster, and booklets, is available to download.
Delegates presenting at the WCPT Congress in Cape Town can use mobile phones, video and audio to increase the reach of their findings.
A new meeting and inspiration zone at the WCPT Congress in Cape Town will facilitate networking and information sharing.
By Emma Stokes, WCPT President
Two years ago in Singapore, Margot Skinner and I were elected as Vice-President and President of WCPT. Together with the other new board members we started an exciting journey.
WCPT has given full support to an international project which aims to bring custom-made cardboard orthotics to people around the world.
The WCPT Congress in Cape Town includes a series of 13 exclusively-designed courses which compliment the scientific programme and offer the chance to learn directly from experts.
As the number of people living with HIV increases and the disease becomes a long-term condition physical therapists can make a significant difference.
An innovative session at next year’s WCPT Congress in South Africa will use roleplaying to show therapists how they can consistently encourage patients to live healthier lives.
The future of physical therapy could be in danger unless the profession opens up to thinking from across the academic spectrum, according to David Nicholls of the Critical Physio Network.
Marit Kristiansen from Norway and Marcus Chong from Singapore have won WCPT’s competition for free registration at next year’s congress in South Africa.
By Emma Stokes, WCPT President
International conferences can be life-changing. As the global physical therapy community prepares for WCPT Congress in Cape Town, Emma Stokes reflects on her journey so far.