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World Physiotherapy Day 2017: Physical Activity for Life

Every year, World Physiotherapy Day is an opportunity for physiotherapists from all over the world to raise awareness about their crucial role in keeping people of all ages active.

The campaign message of World Physiotherapy Day 2017 is “Physical activity for life”. The message builds on World Health Organization recommendations for moderate and vigorous activity, and a range of research and reports showing the benefits of physical activity in maintaining health in people of all ages.

All healthy adults need to be physically active. Globally, around 26% of adults aged 18 and over are not active enough. Physical activity and exercise help people lead happy and healthy lives.

Physical activity improves cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular health and reduces the risk of many conditions including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Physiotherapists keep people moving through interventions which maximise strength and mobility. Through advice and exercise programmes they support people of all ages to achieve activity goals.


All the promotional materials for the day are available for you to view and share on social media:

WCPT have also released promotional materials

Click here for the infographics Information Sources. You can find more information and the WCPT toolkit on their website here


Full details are available to members of ISCP in the Members Area of the Website. Click here to access

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About the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists is the national, professional body representing over 3,000 Chartered Physiotherapists in Ireland. The Society is the only association in Ireland recognised by the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT)