WCPT News - December 2016
HIV rehab offers physical therapists opportunities to innovate
As the number of people living with HIV increases and the disease becomes a long-term condition, physical therapists can make a significant difference.
Stephanie Nixon will lead a focussed symposium at WCPT Congress 2017 to see what the future holds.
World Health Organisation recognises importance of musculoskeletal health
An action plan from the World Health Organisation has highlighted the importance of promoting MSK health in the fight against noncommunicable diseases across Europe.
The plan recognises that MSK conditions are the greatest cause of disability in the European region.
Roleplaying symposium aims for a systematic approach to lifestyle behaviour change
An innovative session at next year’s congress will use roleplaying to show therapists how they can consistently encourage patients to live healthier lives.
Dr Anne Söderlund explains how psychosocial approaches will benefit from a systematic introduction to practice.
Chinese universities receive WCPT education accreditation
Physical therapy programmes at a further two Chinese universities received WCPT's education accreditation this summer at a ceremony in Kunming.
Dr Margot Skinner met leaders from universities in Fujian and Shanghai, presenting them with certificates at a ceremony in Kunming, China.
WCPT Congress wins major international award
The WCPT Congress has been recognised for excellence at the Singapore Tourism Awards, winning in the best association conference organiser category.
Registration for the WCPT Congress 2017 in Cape Town is open now, with over 100 international speakers already confirmed.
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