Swedish physical therapists hand out postcards and copies of their journal
Swedish physical therapists hand out postcards and copies of their journal

Record-breaking 450 activities by physical therapists in Sweden

World Physical Therapy Day was celebrated all over Sweden with at least 450 activities – compared with 300 activities last year. The focus of the campaign, organised by Legitimerade Sjukgymnasters Riksförbund (the Swedish Association of Registered Physiotherapists), was direct access.

Half of the population in Sweden does not know that the public do not need a doctor’s referral to consult a physical therapist, according to the association, quoting a recent survey.

During World PT Day, physical therapists were in hospitals, health centres, plazas, shopping centres and clinics handing out the association’s Fysioterapi journal along with postcards promoting the campaign.