Dr Emma Stokes talks about Global health

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Dr Emma Stokes is president of the WCPT as well as a lecturer and researcher of physiotherapy in Dublin. As president of the world congress of physiotherapy Dr Stokes is well placed to explain to you the what the multi-faceted role of physiotherapy looks like in the context of global health. As she explains, physiotherapy is a diverse profession and is well placed to contribute to cross-border health issues such as physical well-being throughout life.

There is no blanket definition of what this role is and it needs to be context specific. It is not possible for a therapist on two sides of the globe to contribute in the same way. They are both in very different systems and are aiming to achieve different goals. The principles you can take away from this excellent interview are suited to you no matter where in the world you work and will enable you to change health for the better around the world.

Make sure you follow Dr Stokes on twitter as well as her WCPT blog.

Many thanks to Dr Stokes for this interview. We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town!


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My interest in health and fitness started at a young age. Even though I had been educated and trained as an engineer in Europe I always want to follow my passion. I have made some guest appearances on a health educational program TV in Europe and, this experience, has made me follow my passion of sharing wellness information with others.

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