Reporting on Physiopedia’s impactful role on global health

Physiopedia’s journey throughout 2022-2023 has been marked by significant achievements, innovative partnerships, and the unwavering dedication of our volunteer content team. Among the many highlights, our visit to Peshawar in , Pakistan, and Kampala in Uganda, for the launch of the ReLAB-HS stands out as a testament to our impact on global rehabilitation education and healthcare improvement.

In early 2023, Rachael Lowe and Tony Lowe the founders of Physiopedia visited Peshawar in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province for the launch of the USAID-funded ReLAB-HS activity, where Physiopedia plays a crucial role as a key partner. This visit reinforced our commitment to integrating rehabilitation into health systems across the globe, including in Pakistan, Burma, and Uganda. As they exited one of the clinics, a spontaneous gathering of local physiotherapists welcomed them with open arms, eager to express their gratitude for the resources and opportunities Physiopedia has provided. This moment of connection highlighted the profound appreciation within the community and the real-world impact of our efforts.

Throughout the year, Physiopedia has continued to strengthen its position as a leading rehabilitation resource, reaching millions globally. Our partnerships with organizations such as John Hopkins University, University of Melbourne, Humanity and Inclusion, Momentum Wheels for Humanity, and Miracle Feet, through the ReLAB-HS activities, have been instrumental in our mission. These collaborations have enabled us to co-design and implement cost-effective interventions that strengthen health systems and elevate the standard of rehabilitation care worldwide.

At the heart of Physiopedia’s success is our incredible volunteer content team. Their dedication to creating, updating, and sharing high-quality, evidence-based rehabilitation content has been pivotal. In 2022-2023, we welcomed 44 new volunteers from 18 countries, further expanding our global perspective and reach. Their contributions have not only enhanced the quality of our platform but have also directly impacted the lives of rehabilitation professionals and patients around the world.

Every year Physiopedia runs a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The course is free to everyone and it is awesome to hear their stories of how Physiopedia’s resources have transformed their practices and improved patient outcomes bring to life the importance of accessible rehabilitation knowledge. One therapist shared, “Thanks to Physiopedia, we are equipped with the latest knowledge and techniques, enabling us to provide better care and hope to our patients.”

This success story is just one example of how Physiopedia’s global initiatives are making a tangible difference in communities around the world. It underscores the importance of our mission to improve global health through the power of education and collaboration. As we continue to forge new partnerships and expand our volunteer team, we remain committed to empowering rehabilitation professionals everywhere, ensuring that quality care reaches every corner of the globe.

Read more about our journey and our impact in our 2022/23 Annual Report.