WCPT Awards

The deadline for submitting nominations for the WCPT awards programme is now just one month away on 31 July 2010. If you are aware of an individual physical therapist who has made an exceptional contribution to the profession and/or global health, the Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the following awards:

  • Mildred Elson Award
  • International Service Award
  • Humanitarian Service Award
  • Leadership in Rehabilitation Award

The recipients will be announced at the time of WCPT’s General Meeting and Congress, World Physical Therapy 2011, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2011.

For further details and the nomination procedure for each of the award categories please visit the WCPT website at http://www.wcpt.org/awards. Individual physical therapists should contact their member organisation to put forward a nomination. Member organisations may request a nomination form by emailing [email protected].

Neck Pain

Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability and 21st in terms of overall burden.

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