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Award-winning WCPT Congress arrives in Cape Town

The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) brings its biennial congress to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 2nd to 4th of July.

The award-winning congress is taking place in Africa for the first time and will welcome more than 2,000 physical therapists from 100 countries to Cape Town.

The South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) is hosting the event and guarantees a warm and friendly welcome to all, supported by nearly 200 volunteers, principally physiotherapy students from Western Cape universities and SASP members. The Physiotherapy Department at the University of Stellenbosch is also hosting the pre- and post-congress courses.


A WCPT Congress is where the world of physical therapy meets to share the latest research and practice advances, to debate hot topics and professional issues, to network and to learn from experiences across diverse settings around the world.


Alongside the scientific and educational programme a lively exhibition hall in…

Why are physical therapists not appropriately recognized in Healthcare?

It is still very shocking to see that physiotherapists are still not appropriately recognized for the role they play in the healthcare sector.

Someone should please wake me up! Who talks about back pain without a mention of physiotherapy? How long will physical therapists continue to fight for recognition and relevance when their roles are clearly defined?

Heidi Jannenga, cofounder of WebPT, shares her experience at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition which took place in Orlando, Florida. Here is an excerpt:

"it was extremely disappointing—more like maddening, actually—to sit through an entire presentation on low back pain without hearing a single mention of physical therapy. 

This discussion specifically delved into the role interoperability plays in ensuring patients achieve optimal outcomes. Sure, several speakers from hospitals and other large health organizations talked about using some of the sameoutcome measurem…

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Changes in Australian Citizenship Requirements

Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 has been introduced to Parliament, but has not yet passed and may be subject to further amendments before it comes into effect.

The Bill indicates following changes will be effective for any applications for citizenship lodged on or after 20 April 2017:

General Residence Requirement

The new general residence requirement for citizenship by conferral has been set out in the Bill and is as follows:

You must in general have been present in Australia for a period of 4 years as a permanent resident (this is referred to as the "Residency Period")

You must not have been unlawful at any stage during the 4 yearsIf you depart Australia during the 4 years

the total period spent outside Australia must be less than 365 days, and you must maintain your permanent residence during this time

This is in line with expectations based on the announcement of 20 April …