Environmental physiotherapy has gone through an incredible evolution over the last four years. The EPA will soon have over 1000 members, planetary health, environmental and sustainability education is entering physiotherapy curricula everywhere around the world, new publications exploring the relationship between physiotherapy, environment and society in ever new ways are now regularly being released and so much more is happening that it has become impossible to even summarise it. So the only thing we can really do is CELEBRATE the incredible evolution of ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOTHERAPY with you at the first-ever international ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOTHERAPY FESTIVAL 2023!  

Because environmental physiotherapy is so diverse, covers so many topics, and takes so many shapes and forms, we thought that a standard congress or conference just wouldn’t do it justice. So as a community effort driven by the incredibly energetic and passionate contributions from so many people around the world, it makes sense for us to have a celebration that matches this, as a festival by and for the colourful potpourri of diversity that is environmental physiotherapy.

The festival will not only be the first-ever but will also be a playful experimentation with new forms of getting together, sharing knowledge, developing new ideas, thinking through difficult issues, moving and being moved by each other. 

To find out more about the festival, submit an abstract for a session  and find out about sessions as we gradually add them to the festival calendar, please visit our EPT FESTIVAL 2023 page here.


We can’t wait to celebrate environmental physiotherapy with you! 

The EPA Executive Committee

Filip Maric, Augustine Appah Acquah, Jessica Stanhope, Joost van Wijchen, Lucy Inyang Edet, Margit Nikoline Langballe, Oka Sanerivi, Olivia Stone, Srishti Banerjee and Steinunn Arnars Ólafsdóttir

#EnviroPT 🌍🌎🌏🚑

Filip Maric (PhD)

Filip Maric (PhD)

A/Prof, EPA Founder & Executive Chair

Filip Maric is Associate professor at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and founder of the Environmental Physiotherapy Association. He is interested in the outer rims of healthcare and critical physiotherapy, philosophy, #EnviroPT, environmental post/humanities, planetary health and sea kayaking.