På Den første International Kongres i Sportsfysioterapi, afholdt den 7.-8. december i Utricht i Holland, modtog fysioterapeut Henning Langberg, som den første i verden den nyindstiftede internationale IFSP-HvU Prize for Sports Physioterapy.
Prisen blev givet for hans indsats indenfor forskning i idrætsfysioterapi, og hans bidrag til evidensbasseringen af fysioterapi. IFSP (International Federation of Sports Physioterapi) er en international organisation, som er i kraftig fremmarch. Faggruppen for Idrætsfysioterapi er repræsenteret i bestyrelsen ved Vibeke Bechtold.
|The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and honor a sports physiotherapist, whose contributions to the profession have been truly outstanding.This is a an honorary and prestigious award, of a charter from IFSP (see example) and unique engraved bronze sculpture. The sculpture is made especially for this purpose by a Dutch artist, and the winner’s name plus date are inscribed on the sculpture.
The nominee will have promoted the profession of physiotherapy and the speciality of sports physiotherapy in a professional and dedicated manner worldwide, and be a member in good standing of a member organisation of IFSP.
The nominee shall have made a significant contribution through an advanced level of clinical knowledge and experience, served as an accomplished role model and provided incentives for other sports physiotherapy clinicians to reach their highest clinical potential.
The nominee shall have also made a contribution to sports physiotherapy worldwide through scientific or clinical research activity, teaching or professional volunteering.
Each national member organisation of the IFSP is invited to nominate candidates from any member country of IFSP for the IFSP-HvU Award of Sports Physiotherapy. The nomination materials shall consist of the approved IFSP application form along with a minimum of 3 letters of support from professional colleagues or other sports healthcare providers detailing the reasons for the nomination. The nominee’s curriculum vitae must also be included in the application materials.
Nomination materials shall be submitted to the IFSP Awards Committee. The Awards Committee shall consist of a maximum of 5 members, including:
- 2 sports physiotherapists, selected by the Executive Board of IFSP, based on nominations from national member organisations
- Maximum of three of the most recent winners of the IFSP-HvU Award of Sports Physiotherapy.
The Awards Committee will review the nominations and recommend the most qualified candidate to the IFSP Executive Board. The Executive Board shall select the award recipient. Deadline for submission of the nomination materials for the IFSP – HvU Award is the 1st September yearly.
Notification of the Award
The IFSP President shall notify the award recipient and seek to obtain written confirmation of acceptance. An attempt will be made to keep the award selection confidential until the announcement at the General Meeting.