ADAPT Conference 2022 – Resources Supporting Physiotherapists in Low Resourced Settings

Join us at ADAPT as we host our 3rd virtual Global Conference for Physiotherapists and Healthcare Practitioners with an interest in Global Health.

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Conference Speakers 


Rehabilitation Resources developed by HI for LMIC

Eric Weerts, Rehabilitation Specialist, Humanity and Inclusion.

ReLAB-HS: Courses and Information

Rachael Lowe, Founder & President, Physiopedia.

Rehabilitation Resources developed by the International Committee for the Red Cross

Leslie Angama, Mueller & Lucia Bernhard, Physical Rehabilitation Specialist for ICRC.

Community Based Rehabilitation Resources for Low Resourced Settings.

Huib Cornielje, Founding Director, Enablement & Editor-in-Chief DCID Journal & Zelalem Demeke, RMNH Senior Program Manager, Ethiopia.

World Health Organisation: Emergency Wheelchair Provision

Emma Tebbutt, WHO Global AT Specialist.

Accessing The Global Rehabilitation ‘Working Abroad Document’

Lesley Gillon, ADAPT Ex-Chair & Global Rehabilitator.

A Zoom access link will be shared closer to the time.

Teaching Opportunity: Sierra Leone

We are looking for someone interested to help deliver some online lectures to the Sierra Leone Physiotherapy BSc programme students. This programme commenced in 2018 and we have 17 students currently going through year 2. The school is based in a village called Masanga in the Tonkolili District of Sierra Leone and the course is accredited to the University of Sierra Leone.

Due to the current international travel restrictions, foreign lecturers are unable to travel to Masanga to teach specific aspects of the course that the national physios are unable to cover. Johanna Potter, a UK volunteer on this project and committee member of ADAPT, would like to share this with you to help identify someone interested teaching the pathology modules via an online platform to the year 2 students. There are already two other medical professionals who are delivering some of the course content to the students but the course lead would like additional help, especially from a physiotherapist who has had previous experience dealing with some / all of the pathologies listed below in the course content.

We would be incredibly grateful if you were able to put some time aside to help the students progress in their learning. 

To share interest please contact ADAPT via our EMAIL or contact Johanna directly HERE


COVID-19 Resources

Here are a collection of links, documents and other resources for physiotherapists working during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • World Confederation for Physical Therapy here
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapists here
  • Association of Charted Physiotherapist in Respiratory Care here
  • World Health Organisation – Disability and Rehabilitation here
  • United Nations – New Guidelines Support Persons with Disabilities here

Information Documents

Grant Grants

ADAPT are offering grants to support members based in low resourced settings.

Please find the short information and application forms here

If you have any questions regarding the grant, please email Fiona Lindsay, ADAPT Research Officer at: