The Nepal Physiotherapy Association (NEPTA) and Kathmandu University (KU) jointly organised World Physical Therapy Day events including a walkathon of up to 3km from Dhulikhel Hospital to Chaukot with the theme “Health Challenge”. Over 350 people, including physiotherapists and members of the public, took part. Prizes were given for both the winner and the last to finish. Prizes were a Movement for Health t-shirt and cup mentioning the theme given by WCPT.
The day was also used as an opportunity to put forward a request to the Vice Chancellor to include a post graduate programme at Kathmandu University in the near future.
The programme was well managed by Michel Coppieters (professor at KU for physiotherapists in Nepal from Australia) and Mrs. Sandra Boon (physiotherapist from Canada).
The event was broadcast on national television with the focus of generating awareness of physiotherapy to the general public.
Watch a video of the day at www.youtube.com/user/thewcpt