WCPT E-Update - August 2016

Celebrate World Physical Therapy Day!

With just over a week left until World Physical Therapy Day on 8th September, here are some last minute ideas to mark the day:

 

·                    publish this week's World Physical Therapy Day press release: www.wcpt.org/node/30125

·                    spread the word via Facebook and Twitter and use our SoMe graphics to promote the day: www.wcpt.org/wptday-social

·                    post a photograph to Twitter showing how you #addlifetoyears

·                    print our ready-made "Add life to years" infographic, poster, leaflet and postcard to display in your work place: www.wcpt.org/wptday-posters

·                    add a Movement for Health web ad to your website: www.wcpt.org/wptday-logos

For more last minute ideas take a look at the activities that took place to celebrate the day last year: www.wcpt.org/wptday15. Access the full World Physical Therapy Day toolkit at: www.wcpt.org/wptday-toolkit

 

The toolkit is also available in French, Spanish and Japanese:

Spanish versions: www.wcpt.org/wptday-posters-spanish

French versions: www.wcpt.org/wptday-posters-french

Japanese versions: www.wcpt.org/wptday-posters-japanese

 

Good luck with all your activities and we look forward to receiving your photos and brief reports (send to info@wcpt.org Tato adresa je chráněna proti spamování, pro její zobrazení potřebujete mít Java scripty povoleny ).

 

 

Join the global World PT Day tweet chat

 

Physiotalk and WCPT are looking for global involvement from physical therapists from around the world to take part in the “tweet chat” to mark World Physical Therapy Day on Thursday 8th September. 

 

The discussion will take place via Twitter. It will explore this year's "Adding life to years" message and the role physical therapists play in healthy ageing. To span world time zones 3 hour-long chats are being held: 

 

·                    The first chat time will be at 8pm AEST (local time Sydney, Australia)

·                    The second chat time will be at 8pm BST (local time London, UK)

·                    The final chat will be at 8pm EDT (local time New York, USA)

Find out more and how to take part at bit.ly/2bsbbwI and remember to use the hashtag #worldptday.

@physiotalk is the website and blog which facilitates discussion on physical therapy practice and ideas.

 

WHO communications campaign on NCDs

The World Health Organization (WHO) is issuing an invitation to contribute ideas and stories to the WHO communications campaign on NCDs (non communicable diseases).

Part of the campaign is to bring pictures and stories of people affected by NCDs to the forefront and ensure the human voice is heard. By submitting personal journeys through a web portal, “NCDs&me”, individuals will be able to change perceptions on NCDs, and ignite interest and action to halt the NCD epidemic worldwide. You can share your story whether you are a physical therapist or work in health care policy at: www.gcmportal.org/ncds-and-me/.

 

 

Free course on cerebral palsy

 

Starting on 5th September, WCPT partner Physiopedia, is running a free open online course on the Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy. This six-week course is a collaboration between Physiopedia and the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) and has been developed by a group of topic specialists from across the world.

Find out more at: bit.ly/2bxLmzK

 

New physical activity series by The Lancet

Following on from its first series in 2012, The Lancet has published its second series on physical activity, which presents updates including progress in epidemiological research, global surveillance, intervention strategies, and policy actions. The papers also feature the largest harmonised meta-analysis on the joint health effects of sedentary behaviour and physical activity, and the first global estimate of the economic burden of physical inactivity.

 

The series encourages policy makers to take physical activity more seriously and to provide sufficient capacity and funding to implement national policies. Without a rapid increase in action, the WHO target of a 10% reduction in physical inactivity by 2025 will not be reached.  

 

Access the series at: bit.ly/2c8eOZb

 

 

ER-WCPT Congress 2016

 

The European Region of WCPT is holding the largest European physiotherapy-dedicated event of 2016. The congress will be held in Liverpool, UK on the 11th and 12th November, when the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy will host more than 500 speakers and poster presenters from across the world.

 

To view the full programme and register go to: www.liverpool2016.com

 

Pre-hospital emergency care course

Starting on 3rd October, this free digital course will allow fellow ambulance and other pre-hospital emergency workers from all over the world to share operational dilemmas in the situations of violence. The course will allow participants to:

·                    contribute to a global effort to protect ambulance and other emergency health workers 

·                    widen their grasp of pre-hospital emergency care, beyond their local context 

·                    share problems and, with peers from all over the world, learn how to solve them 

·                    learn how to apply good practice in your own country and setting

Find out more at: learning.foundation/ambulance/

The course has been developed by the Norwegian Red Cross, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in cooperation with the Community of Action for Ambulance and Prehospital Emergency Care Providers and the Geneva Learning Foundation.