In Ireland, World Physiotherapy Day was celebrated through various different media. Following the completion of a study into the exercise habits and physical activity of over 50s in Ireland, the results were used to gain media attention. The message was published in newspapers, on websites and on a radio station.
The WCPT materials were circulated for members to use around the country holding different events. Physiotherapists provided a selection of health promotion events including information stands, presentations, quizzes, printed materials, pedometer challenges, exercise classes, and physical challenge events.
Physiotherapist and Olympic athlete Ciara Mageean participated in a University event and gave an inspirational talk.
Well known Irish singer and entertainer Daniel O’Donnell also took some time out of his busy schedule to attempt some of the challenges and help celebrate World Physiotherapy Day in Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, Dublin.