With sponsorship from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the support of Mr. Allen Dodgson Tan, Founder & Managing Director of STEM Cambodia (Cambodian Science & Engineering Festival), the Cambodian Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) conducted a public physical therapy awareness campaign at the STEM Festival (March 9-11, 2017) in Olympic Stadium of Cambodia.
The theme of the physical therapy awareness campaign was “Physical Therapist is Health Professional Practitioner”.
There were four objectives of the campaign that the organizers expected to achieve from it. Those objectives were:
- to promote physiotherapy training and career opportunity among youth who participate the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) exhibition in March 2017
- to provide clear information about physiotherapy during the STEM 2017 so that the participated youth may decide as their future profession
- to provide basic knowledge on how physiotherapists can help to gain functional movement, to prevent range of health issues, and to contribute to the society burden of both communicable and non-communicable diseases
- to provide free consultation and assessment so that the participated youth experience themselves briefly on what is physiotherapy profession