2019 World Physiotherapy Day – Sunday 8th September

People who have chronic pain often tell us that it can be difficult to get or stay active. But physiotherapists can suggest activities or an exercise program that are right for the individual experiencing chronic pain. They can help understand how pain works, reduce fear around pain, educate about your condition, encourage safe participation in physical activity, build confidence, help return to remain at work or participate in activities that allow you to live life to the fullest.

This year we were promoting our role in chronic pain during World Physiotherapy Day via our facebook account. The campaign was focused around the following key messages about the benefits of using exercise to manage chronic pain and:

  • maintain flexibility and movement
  • improve cardiovascular health
  • build and keep muscle tone
  • improve mood and general wellbeing
  • help control pain
  • increase confidence to take part in activities
  • take back control of your life and reduce your fear