WCPT Congress Update - 4 July 2017

WCPT Congress Update

WCPT Congress 2017 – update

Congress ends in a celebration of friendship and professional pride

It started with a mass drumming session, and it ended with a joyful communal dance. WCPT Congress 2017 in Cape Town drew to a close in a crescendo of professional pride.

Ina Diener, President of the South African Society of Physiotherapy expressed her satisfaction that the long-held ambition to host the event had finally been fulfilled.

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

 

 

Pelvic health: the need for more research is clear

Men’s health is 30 years behind women’s health, but both men and women’s pelvic health are now well and truly on the physical therapy agenda.

So said Jo Milios from the University of Western Australia's School of Sport Science, chairing a session declaring men’s health a new frontier for physical therapy.

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

 

 

Exercise programmes can reduce fall rates

Systematic reviews show that older people who exercise have 21% fewer falls than controls – and in some clinical groups exercise programmes can halve fall rates.

In a seminar on bone health and fall prevention, Catherine Sherrington from the University of Sydney said that falls in older people are common – around one in three over 65s fall each year.

Read more: http://www.wcpt.org/news/exercise-reduce-fall-july17

 

 

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The first ever WCPT Congress session on meeting the needs of Indigenous populations challenged participants to think how their perspectives were affected by colonisation and the ingrained attitudes it brought.

Chair Stephanie Nixon said that all too often in discussions about healthcare for Indigenous people, they are framed as a “problem”.

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

 

 

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