Dr Jessica Stanhope is a physiotherapist, epidemiologist and lecturer with a special interest in environmental and occupational health
To envision, explore, enhance, and employ environmental physiotherapy
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Environmental physical therapy is an emerging field that describes the relationship between health (specifically physiotherapy) and the environment. The environment encompasses climate change, pollution, extreme weather, and biodiversity loss. All of these facets have a direct or indirect impact on various health problems relevant to physiotherapy. This course specifically explores biodiversity loss, its effect on ecosystems and its implications for human health. It also suggests ways to conserve ecosystems and how physiotherapy practice can be changed to reflect positive environmental health.
The aim of this course is to describe the relationship between biodiversity loss and human health.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.