World Physical Therapy Day 2010 activities - St Lucia

The newly formed St Lucia Physiotherapy Association recognised World Physical Therapy Day by working with weekend newspapers on the island to produce several articles about the profession. On the same day the articles were published, the association partnered the Ministry of Health in a wellness exhibition, where healthy lifestyle activities were demonstrated. The association introduced daily exercises related to diabetic care, foot care, and healthy ageing.

In keeping with the association’s continued efforts to educate the population about physiotherapy, it organised a booth at the annual Guyana and Trinidad Insurance company fun run and walk, which was held in early October. Physiotherapists talked about the effect of exercise on the body and the benefits of regular exercise.