World Physical Therapy Day

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World Physical Therapy Day is on 8th September. The day is an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent.

World Physical Therapy Day toolkit

WCPT's complete package of resources to help you plan and publicise events for World Physical Therapy Day.  It includes ideas, practical advice, information about the benefits of physical therapy, posters, leaflets, logos, banners and press releases.

Clinical resource booklet

Part of the toolkit is a booklet providing facts, research findings, statistics and articles to help you demonstrate the contribution of physical therapists, as part of your World Physical Therapy Day events and campaigns.  It includes an article by the WCPT President, and research findings about physical activity and childhood obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, active ageing and cancer.  There are Portuguese and Arabic versions of the booklet.


WCPT holds reports of World PT Day activities organised by member organisations back to 2009. They can be a useful source of ideas.