WCPT E-Update - August 2018

WCPT Eupdate
WCPT E-Update - August 2018
Celebrate World Physical Therapy Day!
World Physical Therapy Day 2018 is now just over one week away on 8th September. If you haven't yet planned your activities, here are some last minute ideas. 
For more last minute ideas take a look at the activities that took place to celebrate the day last year: www.wcpt.org/wptday17.

Access the World Physical Therapy Day toolkit at: www.wcpt.org/wptday-toolkit
Thank you to all the volunteers who have translated materials - much of the toolkit is now available for download in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Icelandic, Maltese, Portuguese, Slovenian and Spanish.
Good luck with all your activities and we look forward to receiving your photos and brief reports (send to info@wcpt.org).
Call for abstracts - last chance!
There is just one week left to submit an abstract before the 6th September deadline.

Don't miss this opportunity to present to a global audience. Whether you have research to present or an innovative service, practice, resource or theory to showcase - WCPT encourages physical therapists from all over the world, at every level of the profession, to submit an abstract that:
  • reports on the latest research with original scientific data (this includes systematic/narrative reviews and meta-analyses - submissions with pending results and study protocols will not be accepted)
  • addresses new and unique developments in practice, theory, education, management, policy and resources
  • describes innovative ways in which established methods have been adapted to meet the changing needs of practice
WCPT pays tribute to Brian Davey
Earlier this month WCPT learned of the death of Brian Davey, who served as the WCPT Executive Committee member for the Asia Western Pacific Region (1982-88) and WCPT President (1988-91).

He trained as a physiotherapist in Dunedin, New Zealand, and graduated in 1961. He joined the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) in 1975. He served as President of the NSW Branch of the APA in 1979-80, and later served as National President of the APA in 1980-81. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 1992 for services to physiotherapy.

Read the full tribute: www.wcpt.org/news/WCPT-pays-tribute-to-Brian-Davey
How is physical therapy practiced in my country?
Have you ever wondered how physical therapy practice in your country compares to others in your region? Or if physical therapists need to be registered to practice in your country?

These and other questions are answered in country profiles for each of the 112 countries where WCPT has a member organisation.

To view visit www.wcpt.org/members, select your country and click to download the country profile report.

Read more about how the data collected has been used: www.wcpt.org/news/profiles-reveal-global-state-of-physical-therapy-profession
Six new physical therapy associations to join WCPT
WCPT’s Executive Board has approved six physical therapy associations as provisional member organisations. These associations will be recommended for admission to full membership at the next General Meeting, which is due to take place in Geneva, 7th - 9th May 2019.

The admission of these six associations would bring the total number of WCPT member organisations to 118, representing more than 450,000 physical therapists across the world.

See which associations have been approved: www.wcpt.org/news/WCPT-board-recommends-six-associations-for-membership
Free MOOC - Wheelchair Service Provision
There are only a few days left to register for Physiopedia's free online course on Wheelchair Service Provision starting on 3rd September. Requiring a time commitment of approximately 16 hours over 4 weeks, the course will be available in English and French.
Run in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Humanity & Inclusion (HI), the course aims to provide a basic theoretical understanding of wheelchair mobility and to develop an understanding of the theoretical principles, skills and knowledge underlying the management skills and knowledge in the management of wheelchair service delivery.
Find out more: http://bit.ly/2lz6GX6
New history of physical therapy website
The International Physiotherapy History Association (IPHA) has launched a new magazine-style website at www.history.physio.

The IPHA was formed last year after the WCPT Congress in Cape Town. It is a community of physical therapists and other people interested in promoting the study of physiotherapy history at international, national and local levels with a vision “to bring the history of physiotherapy alive”.
WCPT now on Instagram
If you're a SoMe addict you'll be delighted to know that WCPT is now on Instagram. Follow us at www.instagram.com/wcpt1951/
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