World Physical Therapy Day 2010 activities - Nepal

To celebrate World Physical Therapy Day, physiotherapists gathered at the Pashupatinath Geriatric Centre – the only national home for older people run by the Nepal Government. This was to demonstrate that physiotherapists specialise in many areas, and geriatrics is one branch where they can do much to improve the quality of life for older people.

Physiotherapists from the centre distributed orthopedic aids and appliances such as walkers, canes, crutches and food – which provide very important support for older people. The Nepal Physiotherapy Association plans to organise a weekly free physiotherapy camp to improve the movement and wellbeing of older people.