An Introduction to Environmental Physiotherapy

Online Course: An Introduction to Environmental Physiotherapy

Learn how your clinical practice can have an impact on the global environment and planetary health

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Presented by:

Filip Maric

Filip Maric is a Lecturer and the Founder and Executive Chair of the Environmental Physiotherapy Association

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Introduction

Environmental physiotherapy is an entirely new field of physiotherapy practice, research and education. It is concerned with exploring the relationship between the environment, human health and functioning in relation to all aspects of physiotherapy. This course provides an overview of environmental physiotherapy, its relationship to parallel developments across healthcare and society at large, and the many questions it raises. Because this is a field that is under development, this is not a typical course aimed at passing on existing information. Rather, it is an effort to inspire and invite you to think, ask questions, research, practice and get involved in the development of this urgently needed and exciting new area.

Aims

This course provides an introductory overview of environmental physiotherapy and extends an invitation to participate in the development of this new field of physiotherapy practice, research and education.

Outline

The course consists of a video presentation, a selection of recommended readings and a final 15-question quiz. It is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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