NAPE President Carol Furlong stated: “Physiotherapists play a vital role as members of the health care team in the prevention and treatment of physical disabilities as well as acute and chronic illnesses. Through their training and skills they combine an in-depth knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skill, which they use to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with mobility problems.”

Said Furlong, “The highly skilled care of physiotherapists contributes to the strength, mobility, and well-being of the people in this province. They work to restore, maintain, and increase their patients’ strength, function, and movement, and thus their independence. Physiotherapists also work in a preventative capacity. Their work is essential in helping clients who are ill, injured, or disabled return to a normal lifestyle; and their treatment helps clients achieve a higher quality of life.”

NAPE proudly represents physiotherapists employed with the Central, Labrador-Grenfell, and Western Health Authorities and congratulates all physiotherapists on their contribution to Newfoundland and Labrador’s health care system.

Furlong went on to say: “While we recognize the contribution of all physiotherapists, we are especially proud of the work carried out by those who ensure quality public services for the citizens of our province.”

As a union representing physiotherapists, NAPE invites everyone to celebrate the important contributions physiotherapists make to health and well-being in Newfoundland and Labrador.

For more information contact:
Judy Snow
NAPE Communications
Office (709) 754-0700 or 1-800-563-4442
Cell (709) 687-6204
Home (709) 726-3129