World Physical Therapy Day 2010 activities - Mauritius

To celebrate World Physical Therapy Day in Mauritius, the Rehabilitation and Health Society of the University of Mauritius in collaboration with the Association of Physiotherapists organised an event that attracted around 70 physiotherapists, physiotherapy students, physicians and other guests.

According to Dr Basant Rai, from the Mauritius Ministry of Social Security: “Mauritians lack physical activities. Times have changed and people are overweight or malnourished and do not engage in any physical activity.” The event highlighted the increasing number of patients who suffer from stroke and the fact that 23 per cent of the population suffers from diabetes.