Adapt your physiotherapy practice for positive environmental health
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.
The new physioplus course on biodiversity and physiotherapy 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.
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. If you are not signed up with physioplus yet, you can get a 25% discount on your physioplus sign-up by following this link: http://bit.ly/EPA_25.
Jessica Stanhope (PhD)
Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide
Dr Jessica Stanhope is a researcher and educator with a background in physiotherapy and epidemiology. She has extensive experience in cross-disciplinary research and a particular research interest in how healthy ecosystems help improve human health outcomes.