World Physiotherapy Day

Each year, on 8 September, we celebrate World Physiotherapy Day—a global event recognising the incredible role physiotherapists play in the community and the relationships they have with their patients.

Physiotherapists are health professionals who have a key role in helping people with long-term conditions achieve their goals, fulfil their potential and participate fully in society. They work with people to maximise movement and functional ability. 

Physios—whether you’re in a rehabilitation centre, hospital or practice, join in the celebration. This global event is an opportunity to promote the crucial role you play in keeping populations well and independent, which ultimately leads to an increased quality of life.

As the peak body representing the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients, we are passionate about championing rehabilitation. The APA represents more than
26 000 members who conduct over 23 million consultations each year. On World Physiotherapy Day, we promote awareness of the benefits of physiotherapy in the prevention, maintenance and treatment of injuries to ensure all Australians can get the most out of their life.

In 2018, our focus is on raising awareness of physiotherapy’s key role in improving mental health through exercise.


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