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.
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World Physical Therapy Day
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.
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