World Physiotherapy Day 2019

The Day

Sunday 8th September is 'World Physical Therapy Day'. This day takes place each year and is an opportunity for physical therapists worldwide to raise awareness about the contribution they make to keeping people well, mobile and independent.

The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) is a non-for profit organisation founded in 1951 who are committed to promoting the physical therapy profession and improving global health. World Physical Therapy Day was established by WCPT in 1996 and this day is continually growing in popularity. Every year on September 8th, more and more organisations around the world are getting involved and organising campaigns to celebrate and shed light on the important role that physical therapists play.

Spread the Message

On Sunday the 8th September, we want to spread the message. Physical therapy and physical activity can provide many benefits for those suffering with chronic pain.

Some examples include:

  • Maintaining flexibility and movement
  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Build and maintain muscle tone
  • Improve mood and general wellbeing
  • Assist with controlling pain
  • Increased confidence

These are just a few demonstrations of how physical therapists can keep you moving through interventions which maximise strength and mobility. Through advice, individually designed exercise programs and client-centred treatment, physical therapists support people of all ages so you can achieve your goals.

Chronic pain can be a complex phenomenon and may not be easy to treat, the video provides a short 5 minute explanation:

If you are experiencing chronic pain or would like to speak with one of our experienced therapists. Please phone the clinic on 5495 3255.

The Theme

This years’ theme is Chronic Pain, the focus is around the benefits of exercise, physical activity and the role that physiotherapy plays in helping people manage chronic pain.

“1 in 5 Australians live with chronic pain, with the prevalence rising to 1 in 3 for people aged over 65 and 1 in 5 Australian adults with severe or very severe pain also suffer from depression or other mood disorders”. []