Physical therapists can help people become fit and active contributors to society, whatever their physical limitations or stage of life. This is the message that thousands of physical therapists will send out on World Physical Therapy Day, September 8.
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) offers a toolkit, clinical resource booklet, and archive of past years’ events on its website. The message for this year is "Fit for the Future."
In a press release announcing the upcoming event, WCPT President Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, GCS, said that because of their specialist knowledge physical therapists can help all children, adults, and older people participate in physical activity. "Physical therapists can help them overcome physical problems that may restrict their ability to move,” she said. “Physical activity doesn’t just mean more healthy people, but happier, more productive people, whether young or aging. It's time for all of us to be fit for the future."
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