Resources

Physio associations

To connect with in-country physio associations, please click here

Useful links for field workers

ADAPT facilitates information exchange that contributes to the development of culturally appropriate effective physiotherapy services world-wide
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent charity working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster
The ICRC responds quickly and efficiently to help people affected by armed conflict and responds to disasters in conflict zones
Enablement is specialised in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and Disability Inclusive Development (DID) providing training, research and consultancy
Physiopedia is a UK based charity that educates physiotherapists all over the world, advocating for the physiotherapy profession.
the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT), is the sole international voice for physical therapy, representing more than 450,000 physical therapists worldwide
WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable, with the goal of ensuring that a billion more people have universal health coverage. See also Rehab 2030.
Global Coders is a social effort focussed on student projects building computer systems for international development who have assisted DevelopingPhysio

Books:

Setting up Community Based Rehab Programmes
Disabled Village Children
Helping Health Workers Learn
Comprehensive Rural Health Project
Turning the World Upside down
Physiotherapy for Torture Survivors
Where there is no doctor
International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

 

Literature Reviews:

Katy Nicol: “Digital Based Teaching Programmes… Rural Nepal” (available on request).

Research

Manuals from WHO

The World Health Organisation have many useful titles that include the following examples

Minimal Technical Standards and Recommendations for Re-habilitation
Priority Assistive Products list
Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health : Workforce 2030
Wheelchair Service Training Package
Physical Rehailitation Centres
(and many more from their website)