The Next Generation of Physiotherapy – #PhysioNextGen is coming!

The wait is over…

Now it’s time to STOP MOVING

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC).   What better way to celebrate this milestone, then to leap ahead to the next 50 years?  Because it’s the future of physiotherapy will look like 20, 30, 40, 50 years from now that literally takes our breath away.

So a four-way collaboration of global physiotherapy proportions took place.  The APC partnered with renowned futurist, Morris Miselowski; internationally award-winning animation and motion graphics studio, Jumbla; and Physiopedia – to present predictions that will bring to life what’s on the cards for our profession in the next half-century.

Did you know that…

  • By 2040 every human will come with their own hyper-personalised, constantly updated, instruction manual covering body, health and mind – with real time diagnostics (personal x-ray, MRI, ultrasound, blood tests, PET and CAT scans), x-ray vision and a colour coded guidance system to pain, issues and ailments.  Physiotherapist’s will use this data to plan, perform and benchmark treatments against.
  • By 2045 – rehabilitation after illness – for the most part will be relegated to the annals of history. Enter stage left: the new pre-habilitation – identifying and preventing disease before it even presents in the first place; a paradigmatic shift that will truly move physio intervention to becoming proactive and pre-emptive.
  • By 2050 physiotherapists’ will be working inside the patient’s body, as well as outside.

If you see the future of your physiotherapy career in Australia, feel free to visit the APC website.