The World Physiotherapy Day or World PT Day is observed on September 8 every year. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about the crucial role physiotherapists play in keeping people fit and improving quality of life.
The World Physiotherapy Day provides an opportunity to thank physiotherapists for their contribution to the medical field.
Theme of World Physical Therapy Day 2022
The World Physiotherapy Day has a specific theme every year, and this year’s theme is “Prevention and Management of Osteoarthritis.”
Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent type of arthritis and a medical ailment. It takes place when the protective cartilage tissue that cushions the ends of the bones begins to deteriorate over time (usually as a result of ageing), producing friction between the bones and pain.
Physiotherapists are crucial in the management of pain and in the prevention of osteoarthritis.
World Physiotherapy Day: History and Significance
World Physiotherapy Day was first observed on September 8 in 1996. It marks the solidarity of the global physiotherapy community which was founded on the same day in 1951.
The day brings the opportunity to recognise the work that physiotherapists do for their patients and their community.
Using World PT Day as a focus, the community aims to support member organisations in their efforts to promote the profession and advance their expertise.
What is physiotherapy?
The non-invasive field of physiotherapy aids in the development, preservation, and restoration of a person’s full range of motion and physical function after an injury.
Physiotherapy also focuses on treating underlying causes of pain and chronic diseases. In addition to providing pain relief, physical therapy corrects any lingering or recurring issues.
Benefits of physiotherapy
The use of physiotherapy has a number of advantages. It can relieve some specific ailments and aid with pain management. Here are a few additional benefits of physical therapy.
Physiotherapy aids in the management of pain and the healing of trauma and injury
It aids in the recovery from illnesses like paralysis and stroke, enhances posture, range of motion, and bodily balance, and manages age-related medical disorders.