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World PT Day

World PT Day takes place every year on 8 September. This year the focus is on rehabilitation and COVID-19.

World PT Day 2020

The toolkit for this year's World PT Day  includes infographics and posters aimed at the general public promoting the role of physiotherapy in rehabilitation and COVID-19, and infographics focusing on the delivery of physiotherapy via telehealth. There is also a resource list for facts, research findings, statistics and articles to help you demonstrate the contribution of physiotherapists.

Volunteers are already working on translations of the World PT Day materials into Arabic, Bangla, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, French, German, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Latvian, Montenegrin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese. If you are interested in translating into a language not is not on this list, please contact [email protected]

Why World PT Day matters

In 1996, 8 September was designated as World PT Day. This is the date World Physiotherapy was founded in 1951.

The day marks the unity and solidarity of the global physiotherapy community. It is an opportunity to recognise the work that physiotherapists do for their patients and community. Using World PT Day as a focus, World Physiotherapy aims to support member organisations in their efforts to promote the profession and advance their expertise.

Reports from around the world indicate that World PT Day activities have a positive impact on the profession’s profile and standing with both the public and policy makers.

Many World Physiotherapy member organisations already have their own national physiotherapy days, weeks and months. However, organisations that have no designated day of their own often choose 8 September.

Rehabilitation after COVID-19: World PT Day 2020

World PT Day toolkit

Access World Physiotherapy's complete package of resources to help physiotherapists plan and publicise events for World PT Day. It includes ideas, practical advice, information about the benefits of physiotherapy, infographics, posters, leaflets, logos, social media graphics, banners and press releases.

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World PT Day activities

See how World PT Day was celebrated around the world by World Physiotherapy member organisations and others.

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World PT Day 2020

The theme for World PT Day 2020 will focus on rehabilitation and COVID-19

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