March 28, 2022
Manipal, 28th March 2022: The Department of Physiotherapy, Manipal College of Health Professions (MCHP), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal in association with the South Canara Physiotherapy Teachers Association conducted a one-day workshop on Physiotherapy update on chronic pain management as part of the pre-conference workshop of Mangalore Physiocon 2022. The workshop was conducted at Sharada Hall, MCHP, and had the participation of 90 delegates from within and outside MAHE.
The workshop was inaugurated by the Pro Vice Chancellor (Health Sciences, MAHE) Dr. Venkatraya M Prabhu in the presence of the Dean of MCHP Dr.Arun G Maiya, Guest of Honour Dr.Ifthikar Ali, Dr. John Solomon the head of the Department of Physiotherapy and Ms. Kavitha Vishal, the organizing secretary of the workshop.
During the workshop, the dignitaries stressed the importance of physiotherapy. Dr. M V Prabhu emphasized the significance of such academic gatherings and the role of physiotherapists in chronic pain management. Dr John Solomon provided an overview of the workshop and mentioned that Chronic pain will be a thrust area of research and academics of the department for the next three years. Dr. Iftikar Ali, the guest of honour thanked MAHE for its association with the Mangalore Physiocon for more than a decade
Speaking about the workshop Dr.Arun G Maiya, Dean of Manipal College of Health Professions (MCHP) said “Physiotherapists play a crucial role in the management of chronic pain. It is an extremely challenging profession that requires constant knowledge and skill updation. Workshops like these provide an opportunity for students and faculty alike to interact with reputed professionals in the field and give them immense learning opportunities”
Resource persons of the workshop were Dr Ramakrishnan Mani, senior lecturer, University of Otago, New Zealand, Dr. Divya Adhia, Research Fellow, Dunedin School of Medicine, New Zealand, Dr Ranganath G, associate professor, GITAM School of Physiotherapy, Andhra Pradesh, Kavitha Vishal, assistant professor, department of Physiotherapy, MCHP, Manipal, Dr Devanandh R, consultant physiotherapist, Tumormo Physiotherapy Centre, Chennai, Anupama Prabhu, assistant professor, department of Physiotherapy MCHP, Manipal, Y V Raghava N, Ph.D. student, McMaster University, Canada.
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