RS physiotherapy student is selected as World Physiotherapy Future Asia Western Pacific region network facilitator
I am Henry Guo, a year-3 physiotherapy student. Having been engaged in global physiotherapy networks like the Asia Physical Therapy Student Association (APTSA) and the World Physiotherapy Future as the representative of Hong Kong for years, I am delighted to be appointed a network facilitator of the World Physiotherapy Future Asia Western Pacific region in February 2021.
World Physiotherapy is a global organisation representing physiotherapists from 125 countries, while World Physiotherapy Future Network is a network for global physiotherapy students and early career physiotherapists. We aim to encourage, promote and facilitate the interchange of ideas and activities of common interests. We hold different career webinars and strengthen the bonding between different countries and regions.
As a regional coordinator, I am representing the Asia Western Pacific region on the world stage. I am responsible for supporting the network by contacting and engaging with student physiotherapists and early career professionals from different countries within the AWP region, and helping to amplify their voice during discussions within the profession.
I am very excited about this challenge. It is truly a valuable chance for me to contribute to the global physiotherapy community and provide help for PT students and early career professionals within the region, in the hope of preparing them better for the challenges in their future career. This is also a good opportunity for me to widen my horizons and build a more extensive network by collaborating with physiotherapists all around the world.
I believe the physiotherapy industry in different countries have their unique features and their own strengths which are worth learning. I hope I can join hands with my fellow students and early professionals, and facilitate knowledge exchange within the region during my two-year appointment. Looking forward to serving you all!