RAJSHAHI: Physiotherapists are contributing to reduce the sufferings of the patients of various chronic diseases like arthritis, sports injury and bone decaying, reports BSS.
Experts at a discussion here called for boosting the number of Physiotherapists in health care services. They said physiotherapy is essential to the patients suffering from cervical and lumber spondylosis, disc prolepses, paralysis caused by stroke, facial nerve paralysis and cerebral palsy.As the number of such patients is increasing, emphasis should be given to raise the number physiotherapists to bring all the patients under need-based care.
Afsar Husain of CRP, Rajshahi organized the discussion at its office conference hall on Saturday to mark the World Physiotherapy day. “Physical therapy and mental health” was the main theme of the day.
Ward Councilor of Rajshahi City Corporation Md Kamruzzaman Kamru, retired Professor of Rajshahi College Dr Shamsul Alam and Journalist Mominul Islam addressed the meeting as guests of honour.
CRP Centre Manager Suma Begum and its Clinical Physiotherapist Raihan Habib disseminated their expertise on the issue.
During her keynote presentation, Saraban Tohura, another Clinical Physiotherapist of the centre, highlighted significance of the day. She also demonstrated the role of physical therapy and physical activity which are the part of mental health.
She added the World Physical Therapy Day is observed on September 8 every year. The day is an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent.Saraban Tohura said physiotherapists are working with people to maximize the movement and functional ability.