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World Physiotherapy Day 2019

The PPA participated in World Physiotherapy Day 2019. 

World Physiotherapy Day took place on the 8th September and the theme of the day was Physiotherapy and Chronic Pain. 

The PPA got involved in a Physiotalk tweet chat that was fast and furious for those that took part, and involved a number of physiotherapists working in a range of areas. The transcript is available through the report on the event. 

The PPA were also visible on a Twitter on the day itself, promoting the role of physiotherapy in pain management.


A few people also shared their stories on #WhyIStudyPainto celebrate the day!

Diarmuid, Chair of the PPA - https://youtu.be/SIa6TpcmJWs

Ann, Unity Physiotherapy & Wellbeing - https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=117s&v=JenDhpKt8S4

Leila, PPA Link Officer with the British Pain Society https://twitter.com/heelas_leila/status/1170616389729697792?s=21

Claire, PPA PRO & PPA North Chair https://youtu.be/P2IuuTyYHcY

Sagar, PPA Early Career representative https://twitter.com/physiopainassoc/status/1170601259818278912?s=21

One of the most recent additions to the committee, Chris, who has been appointed the patient representative on the committee, made a big impact announcing her role with the PPA on Twitter. https://twitter.com/livingwellpain/status/1170659473104474113?s=21 

Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to the PPA committee and has already provided ways in which we can better serve experts by experience. Chris will be joining the PPA stand at Physiotherapy UK, so please come along to find out more about the PPA and our vision for the future.  

The PPA was delighted that the WCPT chose physiotherapy and chronic pain as the theme of this year’s World Physiotherapy Day. It brought welcome attention to this area. 


If you have an event or opinion you would like to share with the PPA membership, please contact ppapro1994@gmail.com.

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