World Physical Therapy (PT) Day

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World Physical Therapy (PT) Day is observed on 8 September every year.

  • This day is observed in order to raise awareness about the contribution of Physiotherapists in health and chronic pain care.


Background :

  • On 8 September 1951 World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) was founded. Later its name was changed to World Physiotherapy. 
  • In 1996 the WCPT designated 8th September as World PT Day.
  • It is based in London, Britain.

Theme 2022 :

  • The theme of the World Physical Therapy 2022 : Osteoarthritis and the role of Physiotherapist 


Osteoarthritis : 

  • Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.  It is also known as degenerative joint disease
  • It occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down over time. 
  • Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in hands, knees, hips and spine.
  •  It is a common ailments which can affect anyone but more prominent in middle age persons. 

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