World Physiotherapy Day

Living with osteoarthritis

Celebrating how much physiotherapists can help.

World Physiotherapy Day is observed annually on 8th of September. This is to raise awareness about the critical role of physiotherapy in chronic pain and keeping people healthy and fit. Physiotherapist trat injury and deformity, educate patieints about healthy behaviours  and restore funtionality.

This year's theme

The theme for World Physiotherapy Day 2022 is osteoarthritis. A more comprehensive theme is the role of physiotherapists in their management and prevention. Other rheumatological disorders will be the focus in 2023.

World PT Day 2022: information sheets

Gain some insights on Osteoarthritis

The following major messages are crucial to the campaign

  • Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent joint ailment. It affects 520 million individuals worldwide, with knee OA accounting for 60% of all OA cases.
  • Hip and knee OA is the 11th leading cause of disability in a worldwide review of 291 disorders.
  • Exercising is the first-line therapy for osteoarthritis. A physiotherapist can offer guidance and education on pain reduction and OA management. They can educate persons with OA on how or when to enhance joint mobility and muscle strength.
  • People suffering from OA should stay as active as possible. This aids with pain relief and reduces other OA symptoms. It also allows individuals to remain independent.  So a physiotherapist can tell you how to stay active.

Download Informational sheet

Download Informational sheet

Download Informational Sheet

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