World Physical Therapy Day is celebrated every year on 8th September, This day is an opportunity to honor all the physical therapists around the globe, this day raises awareness about the excellent contribution these physical therapists make to keep people better, mobile and independent. The human body can easily damage and break while participating in hard physical activities like sporting or other athletic activities, these Physical therapists work hard to cure the damage and they educate the common people about healthy behavior and how to fix lost or damaged functionality. This day is celebrated everywhere around the world to pay tribute to these professionals and to recognize their commitment to keeping all of us better and fit.
“World PT Day is an opportunity to recognize the fantastic work that physical therapists do for their patients and community” – WCPT Chief Executive Jonathon Kruger.
History of World Physical Therapy Day
World Physical Therapy Day was founded in the year 1996 by the World Confederation of Physical Therapy WCPT, on September 8th as World Physical Therapy Day, 8th September is the date WCPT was founded in 1951. For the World Physical Therapy Day 2017 WCPT has introduced a toolkit and the theme this year is “Physical activity for life” that highlights the role of physical therapists in helping people of all ages to keep moving. This day is a great day of celebration for the physical therapists and this day encourages all the member organizations to download the toolkit and to start planning campaigns and events to display how we keep people physically active for life. This toolkit focusses on how these professionals support people to attain activity goals through speech and other exercise guides. The toolkit shows how physical therapists can help to keep the people of all ages mobile, the toolkit also includes World Health Organization guidance for normal and vigorous activity and a lot of researches and reports that show the benefits of physical activity in maintaining health. Other than infographics, booklets, and posters, the toolkit also includes lists of resources, banners, a flyer, stickers, and a t-shirt.
Other Celebrations on September 8
September 8 is also celebrated as
- International Literacy Day
- National Actors Day
- National Iguana Awareness Day
- National Pardon Day
- National Grandparents Day
How to Celebrate World Physical Therapy Day
Celebrate World Physical Therapy Day by joining the events and campaigns organized by WCPT. Also, post pictures and share your thoughts with others and create awareness about the day on social media with the hashtag #WorldPhysicalTherapyDay.