Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SJM)
Mangaluru, Sep 7: Department of physiotherapy Father Muller Medical College (FMMC) in association with Mangalore Physiocon 2023 and South Canara Physiotherapy Teachers Association organized pre-conference Mangalore Physiocon 2023 hands-on workshop on ‘Stroke Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Management’ here at Muller mini hall, Father Muller Convention Centre Pumpwell on Thursday September 7.
CEC north zone IAP Dr Mohammed Suhail along with other dignitaries inaugurated the event.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Mohammed Suhail said, "We started a student physiotherapy conference in 2000 and it went on till 2010. From 2011, it was changed to Mangalore Physiocon. It has been 13 years now since we started Mangalore Physiocon. From then till now, Father Muller Institution has supported South Canara Physiotherapy Teachers Association to the fullest.”
Guiding the students, he said, “This is your profession. Either it is a workshop or a conference, it is very important to support your profession. Students are fortunate enough these days because experts are being called to their institutions itself to guide them on the subjects.”
Director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions, Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho in his presidential speech said, “The conference which has been organized today shows the importance of physiotherapy in the health care sector. With the medical fraternity even the physiotherapist plays a vital role in the process of treating the patients and restoring their health. Today we have seen stroke as a common disease. Hence, stroke rehabilitation helps the individuals to get back to their normal life. There are robotic equipment and other instruments to treat the patients. But along with this, motivation also helps the patients to recover soon. Being a physiotherapist is not only your profession, but also a passion.”
Resource person, additional professor department of physiotherapy MCHP, MAHE Manipal Dr Senthil Kumaran D said, "When it comes to clinical aspects of stroke, it is vast. As we know, stroke has become a most common disease, still individuals do not take stroke as seriously as a heart attack. And that is why now we call it as a brain attack, so that individuals will focus more on the same. Stroke is a rapidly developing disease which disturbs the cerebral function and is of vascular origin.
“The stroke can be classified as Thrombotic stroke, which narrows the blood vessel, Embolic stroke, which is a moving clot and also haemorrhagic stroke, where there will be raptures in the blood vessel and allows blood to flow into the brain. This haemorrhagic stroke generally takes place during active days especially day time.
“The risk factors are simply grouped as modifiable and non-modifiable lifestyle and medical factors. Modifiable lifestyle factors include smoking, obesity, diet, drug and stress. Along with these factors, lack of exercise is one of the predominant causes. Many researchers have said that lack of exercise is worse than smoking. Modifiable medical factors include hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and so on. In the same way factors such as age, gender, and family history are some of those modifiable factors.
“Individuals who get attacked by stroke will develop warning signs such as loss of balance, sudden loss of vision, uneven facial expression, confused speech and also arm weakness. So being a physiotherapist, one should have an idea on what to concentrate on, whether working on improving the strength of a patient or going for compensatory measures,” he said.
Administrator of FMMC Fr Ajith B Menezes, Fr George Jeevan Sequeira, assistant administrator Fr Nelson Pais, vice dean Father Muller Medical College Dr Ramesh Bhat, and course coordinator department of physiotherapy Father Muller Medical College Prof Cherishma D’Silva were present.
Organizing secretary Rinku Roshan welcomed the dignitaries, Prof Shraddha Shetty compered the event and Dr Garima Gupta proposed vote of thanks.