Israel

World Physical Therapy Day 2014 was celebrated at the Alyn Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Center in Jerusalem, Israel.

This year's theme of "Fit to take part" suited the department perfectly as it describes what they do on a daily basis - trying to ensure that each child reaches their maximum level of function enabling them to participate in activities with their family and friends.

The physiotherapy staff also ran activities and workshops for their colleagues in all hospital departments giving them a taste of what patients experience, while encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle. Among the activities were an early morning walking group, yoga, TRX, Pilates, exercise in the pool and exercise using VR. The children also produced pictures to celebrate the day.