Annual review highlights growth of global physiotherapy profession

Emma Stokes, World Physiotherapy president, described 2019 as “another successful year” for the global physiotherapy profession in our recently-published annual review.

She said the general meeting and congress were two of the highlights of the year, bringing people together and developing the global profession.

Physiotherapists from 103 of our member organisations took part in the general meeting and more than 5,000 people from 131 countries/territories took part in our congress. 

A new constitution was adopted at the general meeting and 13 national physiotherapy associations were admitted, bringing the total of member organisations to 121, representing more than 625,000 physiotherapists.

Other activities during the year included projects in Vietnam and Tajikistan, name change, and the adoption of three new subgroups.

Jonathon Kruger, World Physiotherapy chief executive officer, said: “In 2019, our operations continue to evolve to meet the diverse and changing needs of our members. Fortunately, the strong financial result from the congress in Geneva means we are in a good position to support our membership through the uncertain years to come.”

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