EPT Agenda Individual Signatories
The list of Individual Signatories invites people from across the physiotherapy profession to support the call to action proposed in the EPT Agenda 2023 irrespective of their current role or history in the profession. Physiotherapy clinicians, educators, researchers, professional representatives and students are equally invited to express their support by signing the EPT Agenda Individual Signatories list and add strength to the call for the integration of environmental physiotherapy and sustainability perspectives into entry-level physiotherapy education.
Reaching beyond our profession, we also cordially invite colleagues from other healthcare professions to express their support and help us achieve its aim by signing this list. We are grateful and aware that you are working on similar efforts and would appreciate all of your support, encouragement and collaboration.
Last but by no means least, we would equally like to invite users of healthcare services to do the same. Boldly speaking for our colleagues in physiotherapy and healthcare in general, we genuinely seek to improve our work on a daily basis and believe that acknowledging the bigger, planetary picture of health represents a timely addition to these efforts.
An additional element of the Individual Signatories list is that we envision its signing also to express a commitment and leadership at the personal level. As with education, we do not seek to be too prescriptive on this account. Many actions that can be taken at the individual level are already known and well supported in the literature, from small adjustments to one’s diet to adjusting one’s travelling habits, engaging in advocacy, and more. Physiotherapists might feel especially familiar with personal pledges to a switch from passive to active transport where feasible. The physiotherapy profession currently consists of more than 1.6m physiotherapists and a large number of physiotherapy students worldwide. Whatever personal adjustments we might choose to make, with so many physiotherapists and physiotherapy students committed to not only taking professional but also individual action aimed at improving environmental sustainability in other parts of their lives, we cannot fail to contribute to the significant social transformation required to meet today’s most urgent health challenges.
This site is currently under reconstruction. The possibility to add your name to the list of individual signatories will soon be available again. In the meantime, our original list of over 700 individual signatories can be found here.