08/09/17 Happy World Physical Therapy Day!
This year's campaign message of World Physical Therapy Day 2017 is “Physical activity for life”, showing how physical therapists can help keep people of all ages active.
The message builds on World Health Organization recommendations for moderate and vigorous activity, and a range of research and reports showing the benefits of physical activity in maintaining health in people of all ages.
- All healthy adults need to be physically active.
- Physical therapists help integrate physical activity into daily life.
- Physical therapists can advise on activities for people of all ages.
These messages aim to encourage health and activity in populations and also demonstrate how physical therapists can keep people moving through interventions which maximise strength and mobility. Through advice and exercise programmes, physical therapists support people of all ages to achieve activity goals. This is what we do day in, day out.