Sweden

World Physical Therapy Day 2018 was celebrated in many different ways by physiotherapists around Sweden, with most of the activities taking place on Friday 7th September. Some of the local organisations/District Committees arranged education/lectures, however, many members of the Swedish Association of Physotherapists were stationed at the entrance to hospitals providing information about the profession, what physical therapists do and how they work. They had various tools for training, demonstrations and the assessment of physical function.

On the same weekend, on Sunday, an election was held, the information here focused on the manifestos from the Swedish Association of Physiotherapists called “The lift for Sweden” that contains suggestions for movement for children, adults and older people. (www.rorelselyft.se)