The Singapore Physiotherapy Association celebrates World Physiotherapy Day (PT Day) yearly on the 8th of September. This date was designated as World PT Day in 1996 by World Physiotherapy, which was founded on that very date in 1951.
SPA World PT Day Theme 2021
This year, SPA will be advocating for physical activity and exercise as we adapt to the 'new normal'. This is also in tandem with the latest World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour published in 2020. The theme 'Get Up! Get Active' aims to get Singaporeans to stay active yet staying safe during this pandemic. We will also be addressing the issue of 'Long Covid', which is the main focus for World Physiotherapy this year.
The association continues to advocate for the role of physiotherapy in various aspects of our lives and encourages people to 'Choose Physio'. Through this campaign, we hope to highlight the unique and diverse roles that physiotherapists play across different population.