An image of a Korean physical therapist treating a baby with cerebral palsy and leukomalacia is the winner of WCPT’s first worldwide photography competition. The picture was taken by Muhammad Irfan during a Bobath course in Indonesia.
The winning picture was chosen for its technical accomplishment and, in the words of one member of the judging panel, “for so clearly demonstrating the complete engagement of the physical therapist at work”.
WCPT invited amateur and professional photographers around the world to take part in its photographic contest, calling for outstanding images representing the work of the profession, across practice, education and research.
The 15 winning photographs were selected from the 120 received. They are being showcased on WCPT’s new website as images representing the contribution of the profession worldwide.
Marilyn Moffat, WCPT’s President, commented: “the photographs demonstrate how this profession interacts with and improves patients’ lives, operating in a variety of settings and across the life span”.
“We are delighted with the response we have received to this photography competition. The images have visibly shown the importance of physical therapy worldwide,” said Brenda Myers, WCPT’s Secretary General.
All 15 winning photographs will be included in a new photo gallery to be added to the WCPT website next month.