IAPNB observes ‘Physiotherapy Day’

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/9/2019 10:46:40 AM IST

In commemoraton of “World Physiotherapy Day”, the Indian Association of Physiotherapist Nagaland Branch (IAPNB) organised a seminar on chronic pain and exercise at 15th NAP (IR) Mahila Bn. Chumukedima on September 9. 

In a press release, IAPNB stated that, a short speech was given by Yangba Konyak, commandant 15th NAP (IR) Mahila Bn, wherein he stressed on the importance and need of physiotherapy in general public and also the lack of proper knowledge about the profession. 

A short introductory speech was delivered by IAPNB state president Dr. Tiatula Longkumer (PT). She highlighted about the current state of physiotherapy in Nagaland, the treatment available and what physiotherapy can do for pain. 

The seminar was conducted in two phases, where during the first phase Dr. Inato Achumi (PT) stressed on the mechanism of chronic pain, how it affects the body and the individual as a whole. He also emphasized on the different types of pain, its diagnosis and risk factors associated with chronic pain. The second phase of the seminar was conducted by Dr Livino Achumi (PT), who shared on the importance of exercise and the benefits of daily exercise. 

The programme proceeded with live demonstration of exercise with the participation of 15th NAP (IR) Mahila Bn. 

Earlier, the programme was chaired by Dr. Avikuonuo Pienyu PT state general secretary IAPNB and vote of thanks was delivered by Temsunochet Changkija, Dy. Commandant 15th NAP (IR) Mahila Bn. Around 350 IR personnel attended the seminar. In addition, physiotherapists in Kohima held a free physiotherapy health check up at various clinics and hospitals organised by Nagaland Physiotherapist Association (NPA) in collaboration with IAPNB. 


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