National Physical Therapy Conference

Last updated: March 6, 2013

National Physical Therapy Conference

April 20th sees the 2nd annual National Physical Therapy Conference - upgraded this year to the Aviva stadium.  There was a time when physical therapy was a term not in common use in Ireland but recently it seems to be applied to an increasing number of disciplines.  These days it is sometimes used as a catch-all term for groups of therapists that focus on manual methods of treating muscle related problems.  Some of those groups have their own clear and long established identities.  But as research emerges and interest grows, advances bring new approaches and the family grows.

A National Conference is designed to present those advances to the industry and that makes it an interesting event to support.  The Priory Clinic is proud to be to the fore in bringing together industry leaders and showing its commitment to musculo skeletal health.  In the same way that each Clinic is offers its patients a variety of approaches, the Conference will be presenting a number of different viewpoints to its delegates. 

And we will be drawing on wide constituency – we hope – for the same delegates.  Most will be numbered among those who have passed through the portals of the Institute of Physical Therapy, but others will come from different traditions and all, hopefully, with an eagerness to learn new things.  A mix of different approaches can help one profession build an understanding and respect for another which seems a sensible approach likely to benefit the public most. 

Within the Physical Therapy will be some uneasy bedfellows; competition often causes a degree of discomfort especially to the established.  But society encourages competition believing that the consumer quickly becomes the winner. 

Attending a Conference is a chance to build on knowledge, network, gain exposure to new ideas, refine skills, and enjoy yourself.  It is open to the public and further information is available here.

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