World Physiotherapy Day
August 31, 2016
The most common problems we see are plantar fasciitis or plantar fasciopathy, ankle sprain/fracture, shin splints and other tendon complaints. Often it’s the foot and ankle that is responsible for a problem higher along the chain (knee, hip, lower back). Many conditions of the foot and ankle can relate to footwear and may require orthotic intervention or offloading with an orthopaedic walking boot. We can assess your clinical presentation and prescribe boots or orthotics if they are indicated. We can also give you advice regarding your footwear and provide an overall biomechanical assessment of your lower limb.
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 that patients have with their physiotherapist.
The theme for this year’s World Physiotherapy Day is ‘add life to years’—aligning with the World Confederation for Physical Therapy. The message builds on the findings of WHO’s World Report on Ageing and Health and a range of reports indicating the contribution and cost effectiveness of physiotherapy in healthy ageing.
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. If you have problems that affect your mobility, ask a physiotherapist, the qualified experts in movement and exercise.
Please find below a few resources focused on falls prevention.
Source: Australian Physiotherapy Association, World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy New Zealand, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy