Physiotherapists discuss ergonomics

DIMAPUR: | Publish Date: 8/9/2018 2:27:51 AM IST

The Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP) women cell Nagaland branch, led by Dr. Tiatula Longkumer (MPT, Neurology), state head of IAPWC, conducted its first CME on August 5, at school of nursing, District Hospital Dimapur. The CME was held on the topic “Ergonomics problems, treatment, and prevention”.

A press release from IAPWC Nagaland branch sub-coordinator Dr. Avikuonuo Pienyu PT stated that the resource person spoke about the importance of ergonomics in nursing workstations, and how to prevent Musculo-skeletal injuries, and the proper technique to lift and transfer patients, and injury prevention. The CME was attended by nursing students, tutors, physiotherapists and the general public. Through this CME, the IAPWC aims to promote proper ergonomics and awareness of physiotherapy. 

The state head also asserted that all physiotherapists could practice independently or in any hospital setups, only if the physiotherapist was registered under Indian Association of Physiotherapists. 

The IAP women cell (IAPWC) was formed with the aim of connecting female physiotherapists all over India.



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