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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
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.
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.
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.
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”.