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World PT Day

World PT Day takes place every year on 8 September. In 2024 the day will focus on low back pain.

World PT Day 2024

The toolkit for World PT Day 2024 is now available and includes information sheets, posters, banners, a t-shirt design, social media tiles and an activities guide. All the materials are aimed at the general public and promote the role of physiotherapists in the management and prevention of low back pain. A resource list for facts and additional reading for physiotherapists is also available, along with an advocacy toolkit. 

Translations of the materials will be uploaded to our website as they become available. 

Please note: the World PT Day materials may not be amended without the permission of World Physiotherapy.

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.

World PT Day 2023

The theme for World PT Day 2023 was arthritis and the role of physiotherapists

View and download toolkit materials for World PT Day 2023
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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.

View all World PT Day activities

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