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Plug into WCPT networks and advance practice

22 Jan 2015

New international networks are helping physical therapists with a special interest to link up and move their speciality forward. WCPT is encouraging physical therapists from around the world to engage with the Confederation’s networks and their online projects and discussions.

WCPT courses: a rare opportunity to gain skills from world experts

11 Dec 2014

WCPT has announced a range of in-depth courses immediately before and after its congress in Singapore next year. They will provide access to some of the world’s leaders in specialist fields and opportunities to gain practical skills based on the latest evidence.

Major change to WCPT congresses announced

01 Dec 2014

WCPT will be holding congresses more frequently under plans designed to make the world’s most important physical therapy event more accessible to all the Confederation’s members.

PEDro announces the 15 most influential trials in physical therapy

20 Oct 2014

The Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) has identified the most important trials to have influenced the practice of physical therapy. They include studies in back pain, sports injuries, ageing, stress incontinence and pulmonary and stroke rehabilitation.

Physiotherapists and students from Kebangsaan University, Malaysia, got people moving on World PT Day.

PTs get things moving around the globe

20 Oct 2014

World Physical Therapy Day 2014 was marked by physical therapists around the world with a cascade of attention-grabbing activities – everything from potato races to meetings with politicians; from gait analysis in shopping arcades to inter-school quiz competitions.
Sarah Bazin making the statement at the World Health Organization meeting

WCPT European Region puts emphasis on physical activity at WHO meeting

20 Oct 2014

WCPT’s European Region has welcomed the World Health Organization’s European strategy on child and adolescent health, and pointed out physical therapy’s key role. In a statement made at the WHO’s Europe regional committee meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark in September, the region pointed out that diet rather than physical activity tends to dominate discussion on child health. 

US integrity in practice campaign shows the way

20 Oct 2014

The American Physical Therapy Association has launched an Integrity in Practice campaign to position physical therapists as leaders in efforts to eliminate fraud, abuse and waste from health care. 

Emma Stokes (left) and Margot Skinner (right) pictured while recording videos for WCPT (see below).

WCPT candidates announced

25 Sep 2014

WCPT has announced the candidates standing for election as President and Vice President, for the term 2015-2019. There is one candidate for each position: Emma Stokes will stand for the WCPT Presidency and Margot Skinner will stand for the Vice Presidency. 

Tributes paid to Johnny Kuhr

13 Aug 2014

Tributes have been paid to Johnny Kuhr, the WCPT Executive Committee member who died in late July aged 56. He was President of the Association of Danish Physiotherapists between 2000 and 2012, and was a champion of professional development and evidence based practice throughout his career. 

Johnny Kuhr

31 Jul 2014

WCPT is sad to announce that Johnny Kuhr, its Executive Committee member from Europe, died on Wednesday 30th July. He had been receiving treatment for a brain tumour.

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