Portugal

To celebrate World Physical Therapy Day 2017, the ESTeSC Coimbra Health School, in association with the Portuguese Association of Physiotherapists (APF), promoted a morning full of activities, which took place in a green park by the river at Coimbra, Portugal.

A group of physical therapists (PT) and PT students went to the park distributing flyers to raise awareness about the benefits of practicing exercises every day and the significant role that PTs have in promoting health and prescribing tailored exercise. The group also invited the persons to participate in a group exercise session promoted by the FallSensing team. All participants received a kit, containing fruit, water, and a health education manual with generic advice about nutrition, footwear, medication and other risk factors for preventing falls. Local news covered the event.