Sri Lanka

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (Sri Lanka)

To mark the World Physical Therapy Day, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (Sri Lanka) conducted a series of events.

The objective of this programme was to enhance the awareness of the public about prevention and the pre- and post-management of physical fitness when dealing with diseases, injuries and complications, assuring the wellbeing of life. The programme consisted of five free physiotherapy clinics, four public awareness workshops and two sport injury management workshops. More than a thousand individuals, including patients, benefitted from the programme.

Wide coverage was also given to the events in the media, including twelve television interviews.

With the guidance and contribution of 22 physiotherapists representing CSP (SL), the final day of the programme was held the day before World Physical Therapy Day on 7th September in Thelkumuduwala, a rural village in Sri Lanka. Free clinical and awareness events were offered, demonstrating the sense of value and importance of physical therapy to the hearts of the public.

 

Physio life care (Sri Lanka)

In view of marking the World Physiotherapy Day, Physio life care (Sri Lanka) conducted a series of events.

The programme focussed on this year’s “Physical Activity for Life” message and raising public awareness of the importance of physical fitness. Two free physiotherapy clinics were carried out, along with fifteen exercise workshops, three public awareness workshops and five sport injury management workshops serving more than ten thousand individuals including patients.

This series included coverage on six media (television) channels.

The final day of the programme was held on the on 6th September in Pannala, a rural village in Sri Lanka offering free exercise workshops and awareness events, as well as a television programme on national television (ITN) Sri Lanka.

 

Physiotherapy Students' Welfare Society

An interschool quiz competition was organised to celebrate World Physical Therapy Day on 8th September. It was organised by the Physiotherapy Students' Welfare Society, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.