WCPT Congress Update - 3 July 2017

 

WCPT Congress Update

WCPT Congress 2017 – update

Criticising ourselves is the mark of a positive, confident profession

Thinking critically about physical therapy education, research and practice – asking questions about what we do, why we do it, and how it might be different – is the positive, creative act of a confident profession.

So said David Nicholls from New Zealand, founder and Co-chair of the Critical Physiotherapy Network in a focused symposium on critical physiotherapy.

Read more: http://www.wcpt.org/news/positive-confident-profession-July17

 

 

Physical therapists “uniquely placed” to further self-management in MSK

Physical therapists have a vital role to play in giving patients the ability, knowledge and self-confidence to self-manage chronic musculoskeletal disorders.

Their contribution could be increasingly important as musculoskeletal disorders rise in prevalence, a focused symposium heard.

Read more: http://www.wcpt.org/news/self-management-msk-July17

 

 

Meeting of minds among reveals common challenges in member organisations

A packed room of leaders and professional staff from WCPT’s member organisations, regions, subgroups and networks all over the world got their heads together and shared common challenges at an innovative WCPT forum.

They were led through round-table discussions on the challenges of governance, financial management, teamwork, membership engagement and leadership development by a team of expert facilitators.

Read more: http://www.wcpt.org/news/common-challenges-july17

 

 

Specialisation: is there a danger of the profession losing its holistic outlook?

Nineteen physical therapists from 14 countries have received bursaries enabling them to attend the WCPT Congress in Cape Town – and the results could be career changing.

Among the recipients are Herné Rautenbach and Lizaan Scheepers, physiotherapy students at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Read more: http://www.wcpt.org/news/specialisation-July17

 

 

Win luxury Finnish chocolate with HUR

HUR is a leading supplier of computerised strength training equipment especially developed for rehabilitation and the older population.

Delegates at the WCPT Congress 2017 can win a box of luxurious Finnish chocolate by taking part in a balance test and training session at the HUR stand, number 42.

Read more: http://www.hur.fi/