Benin

For the third year running, the organisation l’ABEKIR in Benin, organised activities over several days to celebrate World Physical Therapy Day 2013.

  • Games and competitions were held for people with disabilities, including a 500m wheelchair race.
  • A debate on the theme ‘Physical therapy and NCDs’ took place. The debate helped disseminate information concerning the role of physical therapists in the prevention and care of NCDs and the importance of doing at least 30 minutes physical exercise each day.
  • Various sporting activities took place, including a 16km walk. After which, physical therapists demonstrated stretching exercises.