World Physical Theraphy Day (PT Day) observed annually on 8th September, is an avenue for Physiotherapists around the world to raise awareness about the contributions they make to the society to save lives and also appreciate the work they do for their patients, directed towards furthering the Physiotheraphy profession in order to improve global health.
The Nigeria Society of Physiotheraphy (NSP), Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, had organised a 3-day Scientific Workshop, themed “Specific Rehabilitation Protocols for Functional Disorders” which held at the Seminar Room of the Paediatrics Department from Monday, 6th – Wednesday, 8th September, 2021 .
The 2021 Edition of the World PT Day,
offered an unravelled platform for experts and colleagues within the Department to exchange innovations and discuss implications across research, education, management, policy and clinical practice in a workshop.
The power point workshop indents, set up to explore certain salient details for effective management of patients were focused on;
Sub Theme 1: Protocols in the Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy, presented by Dr. Adelugba J.K (Director of Physiotheraphy, FETHI).
Sub Theme 2: Protocols in the Management of Amputees and the use of Prosthesis for Patients with Upper and Lower Limb Amputation presented by Dr. P.T Ibidunmoye.
Sub Theme 3: Functional Training and Integration, Post Amputation, presented by Dr.P.T Okimi S.J.
Facilitators present also to take the participants through enlightening lectures in the 3-day event, were; Dr. P.T Ogunrinu Ayodeji E., Dr P.T Wahab, Dr P.T Adewunmi A. and
Dr P.T Omotade Amos A.
Activities carried out during the World P.T Day were; Health Walk /Campaign, Interactive Sessions and Audio-Visual Illustrations.
Dr. P.T Olajide I.O on behalf of the members of the Physiotheraphy Department, expressed appreciation to the Chief Medical Director and Management Team for supporting the Department .
He further thanked the Director of Physiotherapy, for organizing the seminar for them and expressed confidence that the training will gear their engagements positively towards team work and excellent services to a better health system in the institution.