Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Applied Science, Manav Rachna International University, observed World Physiotherapy Day (September 8, 2014) with a ‘Fit to take Part’ programme to inspire young and aspiring physiotherapists who are committed to a lifetime of health and rehabilitation. Talking at the event, Dr Gerd Mueller who presented his views on changing role of physiotherapists in contemporary world, encouraged the physiotherapy students to pursue their “noble profession with passion”, adding, they have “a great responsibility to help cure and improve the mobility of the sick and the immobile”. He emphasized the importance of team work towards patient care including psychological care.
Dr Rajeev Mehta explained the importance of World Physiotherapy Day and chose to talk on the ‘Preventive Geriatrics’ and said that physiotherapy, with the advent of technology, now boasts of “confident, accomplished, professional practitioners in the cutting edge of health care for the elderly”. He focused upon the physiotherapist’s role in “improving movement, activity and health of all ages including the elderly”, assuring the students that “Physiotherapy is needed in every walk of life. You will always be in demand with the right knowledge and expertise.”
The event also included a panel discussion about the CHANNELISING PATIENTS TOWARDS PHYSIOTHERAPY CARE. A debate competition for the students was also organized with the topic ‘Annual or Semester System: Which way to go? ” The event was suitably interspersed with cultural events related to spreading of physiotherapy awareness among the masses.