World Physiotherapy Day - 8 September

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World Physiotherapy Day is celebrated every year on 8 September.

An Overview of the News

  • The theme of World Physiotherapy Day 2023 is "Prevention and Management of Osteoarthritis".

  • This theme emphasizes the role of physiotherapists in preventing and managing osteoarthritis and highlights two types of inflammatory arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis.

History of World Physiotherapy Day:-

  • World Physical Therapy Day was established in 1996 by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy.

  • 8 September was specifically chosen to celebrate this day because of its historical significance. On this day in 1951, the World Confederation for Physical Therapy was born.

  • The name of the organization changed and is now called World Physiotherapy.

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