At Jinnah University for Women, the Department of Physical Therapy (DPT) proudly celebrated this year’s World Physical Therapy Day on September 13th & 14th. This significant event served as a platform to highlight the invaluable role of physical therapists in promoting health and wellness, while focusing on the theme of “Prevention and Management of Osteoarthritis.” This day was a testament to our commitment to educating students, faculty, and the broader community about the importance of chronic pain therapies and physical therapy as a whole.
The Significance of World Physical Therapy Day:
World Physical Therapy Day is an annual observance dedicated to raising awareness about the critical contributions of physical therapists in maintaining the health and well-being of individuals. These professionals strive to treat injuries and deformities, impart knowledge about healthy behaviors, and restore lost or damaged functionality. This year, our celebration at Jinnah University for Women shed light on the vital role of physical therapists in the prevention and management of osteoarthritis, as well as other forms of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis and axial spondylarthritis.
Our World Physical Therapy Day festivities spanned three enriching days, showcasing the dedication and commitment of the DPT department, its students, and faculty.
The celebrations commenced with a heartwarming cake-cutting ceremony, graced by our esteemed Dean, faculty members, and enthusiastic students. This marked the beginning of a series of student presentations, where they unveiled their projects and poster presentations. The day culminated with everyone capturing memories through photographs, symbolizing the spirit of togetherness and shared enthusiasm.
The event also included a two day workshop conducted by the team of FRIP (First response initiative Pakistan). The core of the day’s activities revolved around an engaging CPR and First Aid training session, expertly conducted by the FRIP trainers. Dr. Samina Khan, Dean, Faculty of Medical & Allied Health Sciences & Dr. Fatima Zehra, Chairperson, DPT department, awarded shields to the FRIP trainer head and extended appreciation certificates to all FRIP members.
World Physical Therapy Day at Jinnah University for Women, organized by the DPT department, was an event filled with education, skill development, appreciation, and the fostering of a sense of unity among our students and faculty. We look forward to continuing our commitment to promoting the importance of physical therapy and chronic pain therapies in the years to come.