New Zealand

To celebrate World Physical Therapy Day, Physiotherapy New Zealand launched a competition to hear how physiotherapy has helped individuals by completing the sentence: “‘thanks to my physio I now can…”.

Members of the association were encouraged to get patients to enter their story. The competition closes on 31st October 2014.

The competition was launched following the success of a similar competition held last year, “My physio helped me .....”. Entries may be viewed on the Physiotherapy New Zeland Pinterest page at www.pinterest.com/physionz/my-physio-helped-me/.

Other hospitals and clinics in New Zealand also celebrated the day by displaying some of the materials produced by WCPT with this year’s “Fit to take part” message. One of these (as shown in the photograph) was the physiotherapy and occupational therapy services at Timaru Hospital.