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World Physiotherapy Day observed by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD)

Posted On: 12 SEP 2023 4:53PM by PIB Delhi

Since 1996, the Eighth of September has been designated as World Physiotherapy Day (World PT Day), a day set aside to honor the establishment of the profession in 1951. This day serves as homage to all the physiotherapists and the services they render, achieving the ultimate goal of a symptom-free movement at basic to complex physical activities in patients and the healthy alike. The focus for this year’s World PT Day on 8 September is arthritis, with an in-depth look at some forms of inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis.

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India is the nodal department to look after all the development agenda of Persons with Disabilities of the country. With the vision to create awareness about the importance of physiotherapist among the masses, the Department observed the World Physiotherapy Day through the institutions associated with it by conducting various events at more than 60 places across the country.

Following activities were held across the country to observe the World Physiotherapy Day - Awareness Programmes, Physiotherapy sessions and Yoga and Recreational Activities, Seminars & Webinars and Street Play Physical Assessment



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