n South African Journal of Physiotherapy - Editorial : South African Journal of Physiotherapy 2019

Volume 75 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0379-6175
  • E-ISSN: 2410-8219



The World Confederation for Physical Therapy defines the profession of physiotherapists as follows (WCPT 2015):

Physical therapists provide services for a wide range of people to optimise their physical activity, from elite athletes to aging adults seeking to remain active as they age. More than any other profession, they prevent chronic disease by helping people become more active. Exercise is a principal component of physical therapy programmes designed to increase physical activity. (p. x1x)

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