Jamaica

The Jamaica Physiotherapy Association held a week of activities to celebrate World Physical Therapy Day 2018.
 
Activities were held in various hospitals and rehabilitation centres across the country:
  • the role of physiotherapy in mental health was promoted via the circulation of educational materials and talks
  • a Health Fair was set up with screening and fitness testing
  • an inauguaral symposium was hosted on mental health
  • a "Spinal core" suport group was launched
  • sporting competitions were held
  • a 5k fun run/walk took place
  • a symposium was held on "Cardiac rehabilitation - affairs of the heart"
  • patient education days and seminars took place
  • a clinical symposium on "Health is wealth: a holistic approach to workers' wellbeing"
  • a support group was provided for cerebral palsy patients
The week of celebrations ended with the association's annual general meeting and church service.