In Ireland, World Physiotherapy Day was celebrated through various different media. The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists conducted a national study coinciding with World Physiotherapy Day 2017 on the levels of physical activity in Ireland. The study was very successful in raising awareness in both local and national news.
As part of World Physiotherapy Day the Society launched the campaign‘#getactivetoday’ to encourage patient and public participation on social media by advocating for increased physical activity and encouraging the public to share how they #getactivetoday.
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, exercise classes, and physical challenge events to run alongside the #getactivetoday campaign and World Physiotherapy Day