Each September 8, we celebrate World PT Day and recognize the meaningful and life-changing work of physiotherapists. This year’s World PT Day focus is the rehabilitation, treatment, and management of people affected by Long COVID – which is preliminarily defined as the presence of signs and symptoms that develop during or following an infection consistent with COVID-19 which continue for 12 weeks or more.
Many COVID-19 patients experience long-term symptoms that require expert rehabilitation with physiotherapists who provide interventions that optimize functioning in everyday activities, support individuals to recover or adjust, achieve their full potential, and enable participation in education, work, recreation, and meaningful life roles. Click HERE to watch physiotherapists from around the world talk about the impact of COVID-19 on physiotherapy, and for more information and resources on World PT Day and Long COVID Treatment, visit World Physiotherapy.
Join us in celebrating World PT Day on September 8 and thanking physiotherapists for the crucial contributions their profession makes to keeping people well, mobile, and independent.