Manipal, March 24, 2022: The Department of Physiotherapy, Manipal College of Health Professions (MCHP), MAHE in association with the South Canara Physiotherapy Teachers Association conducted a one-day workshop on Physiotherapy update on chronic pain management.
The event was held as part of the pre-conference workshop of Mangalore Physiocon 2022. About 90 delegates from within and outside MAHE participated in the event.
Dr Venkatraya M Prabhu, Pro Vice Chancellor (Health Sciences, MAHE) inaugurated the workshop in the presence of Dr Arun G Maiya, Dean, MCHP. 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 on 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 since more than a decade
Speaking about the workshop Dr.Arun G Maiya, Dean, 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,” he said.
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, PhD student, McMaster University, Canada were the resource persons.