Events for World Physical Therapy Day 2012 in Sri Lanka were organised by the physiotherapy undergraduates of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. On 7th September 22 schools participated in this grand event, guests included Prof Dulithaa Fernando, Prof Rohan Jayasekara, Dr Ajith Malalasekara, and Mrs Theera Fernando.
Events started at 8.00am with an MCQ paper. This was followed, at 9:00 o’clock, by the lighting of the oil lamp to commence “World Physiotherapy Day 2012”. The events which took place included:
- a quiz where the winners were awarded medals and trophies
- an awareness programme with lectures on physiotherapy treatments took place along with an “Introduction to Physiotherapy” lecture to school children and teachers.
The day was greeted with great enthusiasm by all participants.