(MENAFN - Gulf Times)
Around 130 participants from different countries attended the fifth Qatar Physiotherapy Review Course event organised recently by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).
The details of the course were announced by Dr Noora al-Mudahka, head of physiotherapy department at HMC. According to Dr al-Mudahka,the Physiotherapy Department at HMC received 123746 in-patients and 187549 outpatients in 2018.
'The Physiotherapy Review Course was aimed to enhance the continual effectiveness of care and treatment interventions following surgeries and bridge the gap between immediate post-operatives and followup physical therapy, said Dr al-Mudahka.
The event aimed to raise the standard of education in the region by bringing together international faculty as well as orthopaedic healthcare professionals. The event had very effective interaction among the participants by raising significant questions related to problem solving scenarios.
'It also provided residents, specialists and consultants with an exclusive learning opportunity to delve into important physiotherapy related topics, added Dr al-Mudahka.
The 5th review course featured several speakers including Prof Robert Donatelli from the US a well-known orthopaedic physical therapist. He discussed about patient evaluation that can lead to correct diagnosis.
The Physiotherapy Department at Rumailah Hospital serves in-patients and outpatients. Specialised physiotherapy services at Rumailah Hospital are provided in several areas for different conditions including orthopaedic conditions, musculoskeletal disorders, paediatrics, geriatrics, neuromuscular dysfunctions, acquired brain disorders, pain management, gait analysis and training and aquatic therapy.
Musculoskeletal (Orthopaedics) physiotherapy services are provided with a focus to maximise function, movement restoration, strengthening and conditioning exercise regimes, promotion of self-management and work related functional training to return to work and sports.
The services at the Rumailah Hospital also take care of traumatic, preoperative, post-operative, acute and chronic dysfunctions. The phsiotherapy department operates in two shifts of morning and evening clinics for both male and female adults.