September 8th is World PT Day!

Graphic of women stretching with toddlers
Posted September 8, 2023
Ashlea Wilson

September 8th is World PT Day!

September 8th is World PT Day! The goals of World PT are to showcase the impact and significant role physiotherapists have in promoting the health of the world, raise the visibility of the profession and advocate on behalf of the profession and public to government and policy makers. 

The topic for this year’s World PT day is arthritis. Our blog this month shares information about some forms of inflammatory arthritis created by World Physiotherapy:

Arthritis is an acute or chronic joint inflammation. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, stiffness and redness which may contribute to reduced function. There are many different types of arthritis. 

It can affect people of all ages and physical fitness — including children, teens and athletes. Some forms of arthritis are more common in older people. 

Symptoms can vary from week to week and even day to day. It can also affect people in different ways and each condition has specific symptoms.

Regular physical activities and exercise are important in the management of all forms of inflammatory arthritis (IA), including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and axial spondyloarthritis (axial SpA) and other numerous health benefits. 

Physiotherapy is an important part of your overall treatment. A physiotherapist will guide you on how to exercise safely, increase your activity levels, set goals and find the right balance between rest and activity. We are here to help keep you moving with a plan that may include things such as:

– an individualized exercise program

– building your strength, endurance and mobility

– activity pacing -> finding the right balance between movement and rest

– helping you modify activities to keep you moving and reduce repetitive strain 

– guidance in choosing healthy lifestyle choices

– management of your pain

We are here to help you find your best mobility, function.