The World Physical Therapy Day takes place every year on the 8th of September.
The theme of this year is chronic pain. The campaign highlights the role of physical therapists in helping people with chronic pain to take control of their condition, increase their activity, and improve their quality of life.
The benefits of using exercise to manage chronic pain include:
- maintaining flexibility and movement
• improving cardiovascular health
• building and keeping muscle tone
• improving mood and general wellbeing
• helping control pain
• increasing confidence to take part in activities
• taking back control of your life and reducing your fear.
The European Pain Federation supports the role of physiotherapists in the lives of people with chronic pain and advocates for the benefits of using exercise to manage chronic pain through our Presidential campaign EFIC on the Move.
EFIC on the Move raises awareness about the importance of physical activity in preventing primary and secondary pain.
EFIC has been developing messages and material targeted to healthcare professionals, patient and the general public about the importance of physical activity for pain prevention and management.
Lots of these materials and activities unveiled at our EFIC congress in Valencia from 4 to 7 September will be soon available on line!
Want a sneak peek? Check out our On the Move Infographics:
- Tips for people living with chronic pain
- Tips for healthcare professionals on advising physical activity
- Tips for all on physical activity
Follow the hashtag #EFIContheMove in the next weeks to find out more…