TV film and events for children and adults raise professional profile in Nepal

The Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences in association with the Nepal Physiotherapy Association celebrated World Physical Therapy Day 2013 with a series of activities for all – from children to elderly people – under the theme “Fit for the future”. 

The activities involved more than 700 participants, 50 volunteers, 30 organisers and 60 guests from the Ministry of Health, Health Council, embassies and community groups. 

Highlights included a health run, cycling activities, wheelchair events, walks for older people and those with chronic illnesses, and competitions on health and fitness for schoolchildren. There were also scientific sessions on the role of physiotherapy.

The Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences has also produced a documentary film about physiotherapy which was broadcast on Nepal Television. It can be viewed on YouTube