Malaysia

KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital, Asia Metropolitan University, Associate Campus Kota Kinabalu, Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College, Universiti Kebangsaan and Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur celebrated World PT Day.

KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital

On 12th September 2015 the rehabilitation team of KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital held a half day programme to celebrate the physiotherapists in the organisation and instil awareness and education of their role in assisting people of all generations to fulfil their life to the fullest.

The hospital employees, customers, visitors and the public took place in the following activities:

  • a ‘walk & hunt’ race
  • a video presentation of the Rehabilitation Services
  • a speech by the Clinical Head of Rehabilitation Services, Dr Abd Malik Hussein
  • a Power plate presentation and demonstration
  • gym ball aerobics exercises
  • a talk on knee injuries by a supportive Orthopaedic Consultant of the hospital, , Dr Johan Ahmad
  • a knee exercise demonstration by a physiotherapist

In addition, during the celebration, five loyal customers of Rehabilitation Services were given an appreciation gift. There was also a cake cutting ceremony and lucky draw activities. Throughout the event, the suppliers of the Rehabilitation Service also took the opportunity to promote the rehabilitation products to the public. Discount vouchers for physiotherapy treatment and exercise programmes were distributed to the customers and visitors of the hospital.

The event was a success and it was an honour to be supported by the management of the hospital and consultants as well as the customers and visitors. High appreciation is given to all parties in ensuring the success of the event. We are looking forward for WORLD PHYSIOTHERAPY DAY 2016!

 

Asia Metropolitan University, Associate Campus Kota Kinabalu

To celebrate World Physical Therapy Day, secondary school children were invited to the university campus to explore the physiotherapy programme. Overall 120 students from 3 schools attended the event. 

Students were informed and shown the various roles and responsibilities of a physiotherapist. They were also informed about the job opportunities of a physiotherapist. The opportunity for some hands on experience was given in doing some basic elstro creabe bandaging and stretching techniques.

The objective of this event was to help students gain an insight into what a physiotherapy programme is and the roles of physiotherapists in various areas.

 

Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College

On the 8th September the Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College (RSDHC) celebrated World Physical Therapy Day 2015. Under this year’s "Fulfilling potential" theme, various activities were arranged which looked at how people with long-term health conditions and disabilities can fulfil their potential through our activities. Members of the Association of Community Based Rehabilitation Network Malaysia and physiotherapy centres in Malaysia were also invited.

Activities arranged were:

  • aerobics ( wheel-chair aerobics included)
  • physio explorace (staff and students)
  • fitness assessment and workout
  • World Physical Therapy Day awareness booths
  • games (physiotherapy oriented)
  • food & beverages sales

 

Universiti Kebangsaan

World Physical Therapy Day 2015 was again celebrated by the staff, undergraduates and postgraduates from the Physiotherapy Program, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.  The celebration started with group exercises, brisk walk and a short play (sketch) regarding the many roles of physiotherapists. Apart from this, there were exhibition and physical screening booths provided for the community. This annual event seeks to raise awareness regarding physiotherapy and promoting health amongst the community.

 

Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur

Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur (GKL) celebrated World Physical Therapy Day 29th September 2nd October 2015. The focus of the celebrations was to promote active living through stairs climbing at the workplace as a way of life and structured exercise programmes provided by physical therapists.

The four-day event included a 4 days stairs climbing challenge, physiotherapy screening tests,  handouts, education & information display boards, WPTD door gifts and a certificate of achievement.  A total of 262 participants consisting of clinical and non clinical staff, doctors, patients and public took part in these fun filled activities.