International service award
Awards for international service are to honour individuals who have made a significant contribution to physiotherapy internationally and/or within their region.
The nominees will have demonstrated leadership, made distinguished contributions and/or had a high impact on the profession at an international or regional level through service in one or more of the following areas: practice, education, research, management/administration, advocacy.
More than one award may be given at the time of each general meeting.
Nominations are accepted from member organisations, regions and subgroups. All nominations should indicate the area in which the majority of the nominee’s work has taken place.
View the 2019 recipients of this award.
Humanitarian service award
This award recognises individual physiotherapists who have improved people’s lives through their exceptional care, compassion, dedication and personal commitment.
Previous recipients of this award include: Lorena Enebral Pérez (posthumously) and Daniel Wappenstein Geller in 2019, Diana Hiscock in 2015, Ann Schmidt in 2011, Alberto Cairo in 2007.
Usually, only one award is given at the time of each general meeting.
Nominations are accepted from member organisations, regions and subgroups. Nominees for this award may have carried out their work at a national or international level and their work may take place in one of a variety of sectors for example non-governmental or humanitarian organisations. Nominees may have made their contribution as an employee or volunteer.
Leadership in rehabilitation award
This award recognises an individual or group/organisation who has made an exceptional contribution to international rehabilitation and/or global health. The individual or group nominated do not need to be physiotherapists and may have made a significant contribution in areas such as:
- leading rehabilitation programmes in disaster areas, war-affected zones, areas of humanitarian need
- ensuring that populations have adequate access to rehabilitation services through direct service delivery or advocacy and awareness raising initiatives
- initiating new rehabilitation education and/or research programmes.
Previous recipients have included Christina H Opara in 2019 and Padmani Mendis in 2015.
Only one award is given at the time of each general meeting.
Nominations may be submitted by member organisations, regions, subgroups and a member of the World Physiotherapy board.
Recognition of service to World Physiotherapy award
In addition to awards through nomination, World Physiotherapy recognises individuals who have contributed to World Physiotherapy as chairs of regions and subgroups and through membership of committees.
This award is determined by the World Physiotherapy board and is not open to nomination.
For more information about the awards programme, please contact [email protected]