Want Better Physical Health?

    National Physiotherapy Month (April 22-May 24)

    TORONTO, April 2 /CNW/ - When you have a physical health concern, where
can you get help? Many Canadians may not be aware that physiotherapists are
primary care providers who can be consulted without physician referral.
Physiotherapists are skilled in assessment, intervention, and treatment
planning for all movement and physical function health concerns.
    This year's National Physiotherapy Month theme, World of Physiotherapy,
presents an opportunity for Canadians to learn what physiotherapists do to
improve the lives of people in Canada and around the world. Whether
physiotherapists are helping a landmine victim in Ethiopia, a car crash
survivor in India or a Canadian with respiratory disease, they are dedicated
to improving and maintaining functional independence and physical performance.
    Throughout National Physiotherapy Month, the Canadian Physiotherapy
Association will be providing information about physiotherapy and supplying
tips to help prevent injuries caused by seasonal activities. As well, many
physiotherapists will open their doors and invite community members to learn
about physiotherapy.
    Physiotherapy is a global health profession with more than 250,000
physiotherapists practicing worldwide. The Canadian Physiotherapy Association
(CPA) is the voluntary organization representing 9,600 members in Canada. In
June 2007, CPA will host the world of physiotherapy when more than 3,000
physiotherapists arrive in Vancouver, BC, to attend the World Confederation
for Physical Therapy's 15th International Congress.
    Find out more about the World Confederation for Physical Therapy congress
and access tips for injury prevention from CPA today.
    Canadian Physiotherapy Association provides leadership and direction to
the physiotherapy profession, fosters excellence in practice, education and
research, and promotes high standards of health in Canada. More information is
available at www.physiotherapy.ca.

For further information:

For further information: Media contact for information and spokesperson
interview: David Saxon, Media Relations Coordinator, Canadian Physiotherapy
Association, Phone: (416) 932-1888 (244), Email: dsaxon@physiotherapy.ca;
Natalie Bovair, Director, Communications, Canadian Physiotherapy Association,
Phone: (416) 932-1888 (223), Email: nbovair@physiotherapy.ca.

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