WCPT E-Update - June 2017

WCPT Eupdate
WCPT E-Update - June 2017
WCPT Congress 2017
In less than one week over 2,000 physical therapists from 100 countries will meet at the WCPT Congress in Cape Town. It promises to be a memorable event with dynamic sessions relevant to all physical therapists across the profession.

If you are not attending the congress but would still like to keep up with the latest news and announcements from the event follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@WCPT1951) using the hashtag #WCPT2017.
World Physical Therapy Day
© Department of Applied Physiotherapy / UFTM / Brazil With the toolkit recently launched, now is the time to start planning World Physical Therapy Day 2017. A new poster, flyer, postcard and infographics are all freely available to download from the WCPT website, as well as additional resources relevant to this year's theme, "Physical activity for life".

The toolkit has also been produced in French and Spanish and will be available in German shortly.

Go to the toolkit: www.wcpt.org/wptday-toolkit
Physiopedia - free course and updated website
Free clubfoot course: Physiopedia and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are collaborating for the third year running to deliver a free online course to develop knowledge of clubfoot. The course will provide a framework to develop theoretical principles for the management of children with clubfoot relevant in all contexts. Find out more and register for the course at: http://bit.ly/2s8SMAK

Updated website: the newly redesigned Physiopedia website was launched earlier this month. The new design facilitates easier page editing, is mobile friendly and content focussed. http://bit.ly/2sdNleX

Physiopedia is a WCPT professional partner. It is a Wikipedia for physical therapists offering a free resource of physical therapy knowledge, collaboratively edited and driven by experts.
WCPT announces new corporate partner
HUR, a WCPT corporate partner, believes in the importance of strength training in rehabilitation.

Muscular weakness in aging adults whose numbers are markedly increasing all over the world is pervasive. Evidence-based research increasingly supports the importance, safety and efficacy of strength training in the prevention and management of chronic diseases and for rehabilitation. Maintenance of adequate muscular strength across the lifespan may be the most crucial factor in healthy aging, reflecting a better quality of life with self-efficacy being a critical ingredient. The global physical therapy community is the key player in facilitating the transfer of this message into clinical practice. Please read more about this important topic from Dr Arto Hautala, Adjunct Professor of Physiotherapy and HUR, Director of Research and Education: http://bit.ly/2tdtrpA

See the press release announcing the partnership: www.wcpt.org/node/30125
The 7th International Conference of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health
Registration is now open for the 7th International Conference of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health, taking place in Reykjavik, Iceland, from 10th to the 12th of April 2018. 

The conference aims to increase the knowledge of mental health issues and the connection between mental and physical health among physiotherapists around the world.

Find out more and register:
Physiotherapy and mental health international symposium
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Campus Bergen. Photo: Mauricio Pavez
An international symposium: Movement Quality and Movement Awareness Learning in Physiotherapy and Mental Health is taking place 26th - 27th October 2017 in Bergen, Norway.
The aim of the symposium is to review the state of the art of Basic Body Awareness Methodology (BBAM) and the teaching of Basic Body Awareness Therapy (BBAT) principles.

For further information and to register go to: http://bit.ly/2tbftU5
Pozvánka na VI. Sympozium Roboticky Asistované Rehabilitace