Presenting ReLAB-HS Activities at the ADAPT Conference | Towards Strengthening the Rehabilitation Workforce

TeamPP recently presented ReLAB-HS activities towards strengthening the rehabilitation workforce at the ADAPT 3rd virtual Global Conference for Physiotherapists and Healthcare Practitioners with an interest in Global Health.

The impressive line up included speakers from Humanity and Inclusion (HI), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the World Health Organisation (WHO) who presented rehabilitation resources developed by the ICRC, community based rehabilitation resources for low resourced settings, and WHO’s recently launched Training in Assistive Products (TAP).

The team from Physiopedia (TeamPP) presented initial findings from their recent ReLAB-HS investigation of global rehabilitation education and workforce challenges. Rachael Lowe, Co-Founder & President of Physiopedia, presented preliminary findings that point towards tools that can be developed to support workforce development initiatives globally.

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Neelum Zehra, Head of Occupational Therapy (OT) Department at Ziauddin University College of Rehabilitation,  demonstrated how Plus courses have been successfully integrated into the OT curriculum to supplement existing teaching strategies and strengthen teaching capacity.


Olha Kovalchuk, education and workforce development specialist in Ukraine presented how the inclusively developed Physiopedia Plus (Plus) platform has been integrated into the National Health Service of Ukraine e-learning platform and recommended to all rehabilitation professionals by the Ministry of Health. We were delighted that Olha wasn’t interrupted by the challenging conditions all Ukrainians are experiencing due to the war.

More about this work will be presented by TeamPP at World Physiotherapy and ISPO international conferences in 2023.

This work is part of the ReLAB-HS activity and is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).