World Physical Therapy Day 2017 e-Update

PR Team, 2017-07-28 00:00:00
World Physical Therapy Day 2017 e-Update

WCPT E-Update - July 2017

The toolkit for World Physical Therapy Day 2017 is now available in several languages, with more to be added shortly. Thanks to several volunteers many parts of the toolkit may be downloaded in French, Spanish, German and Portuguese. Dutch and Slovenian translations will also be added in August.

We hope that this will enable many more physical therapists around the world to take part in the day.

For inspiration and to see the materials on offer visit the toolkit page:

Download the poster, flyer and postcard:
Download the infographics:

WCPT Congress 2017

Thank you to everyone who took part in the WCPT Congress earlier this month in Cape Town and helped to make it an enormous success. If you were unable to attend you can read the highlights in the news at

Congress abstracts and presentations will be made available via the WCPT website shortly - look out for future announcements.
Physiotherapy exercises
WCPT partner,, has recently made its exercises available in Portuguese: is a freely available web software produced by physical therapists that enables PTs around the world to generate exercise programmes for their patients. It currently contains over 1,000 exercises for people with different injuries and disabilities. Each exercise is illustrated and has accompanying explanatory text. The library of exercises continue to grow through the support of sponsors.

As well as Portuguese, it is also available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

World Day for prevention of violence against children and youth
 The annual campaign kit has been launched for "19 Days of Activism for prevention of violence against children and youth 1-19 November 2017". The main theme for this year is “Ending Harmful Traditional Practices". 

Relevant Sustainable Development Goals and Targets for 2030 have been included to help enable everyone who plays a role in achieving the ambitious SDG Target 16.2: "End abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence against and torture of children".

Access the toolkit:
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.


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