Vision 2040: Imagining the Futures of Physical Therapy

In 2022, CPTBC launched the Futures Project Initiative: Exploring the Futures for Physical Therapy in British Columbia with the goal, through consultations, focus groups, and the input of an international Advisory Committee, to describe the potential futures that lie ahead for physical therapists and the physical therapy profession in 2040.

We thank all those who contributed to this work. The perspectives we gathered revealed that the status quo is not the preferred option and called for the profession to consider where physical therapy will be in 2040 if we do nothing.

The report synthesizes the information gathered into three broad themes: Understanding the current state of physical therapy, imagining the futures of physical therapy, and finally, identifying the visions for the future through the lens of domains of practice.

Read the report and recommended next steps.