One step more

One day, I came to know about a treatment where there is no need for drugs to digest. I got curious and started my search. Then I found a physical means based diseases and disabilities preventing and curing treatment process; physical therapy. I found it as a revolution in the recent advanced medical field. This is the twenty first century with a lot of health concerned people around. Each and every individual waits to lead a healthy and quality life without the hectic pressure of side effects of drugs used in normal living. Physical therapy rises to the occasion to meet the expectations and needs of the present contemporary lifestyle.

When I discovered that physical therapy is one of the basic needs of every individual to perform day to day functional activities I perceived a strong feeling; what if every individual pursues the knowledge about physical therapy? No one should be restricted from doing the work they want to, and live life in poor health and suffer just because he/she can’t work due to a disabling condition.

So I chose to be a member of the family of physical therapy and here I am in the journey. Physical therapy is circulating worldwide under the supervision of WCPT (World Confederation for Physical Therapy); established in 1951. More than 100 member countries with about 350,000 physical therapists are represented with the aim of providing every individual quality life. The most common areas of physical therapy are orthopedic, neurology, cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation and geriatric.

The physical therapists are registered under NEPTA (Nepal Physiotherapy Association), an official voice of physiotherapy in Nepal. Academic education for physical therapy in Nepal is being conducted under Kathmandu University School of Medical Science in Dhulikhel since 2009 A.D. This university  produces excellent post graduate physical therapists. People who have been in accidents or have disabling conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries and cerebral palsy can turn to physical therapists for help.

In Nepal physical therapy needs to be promoted. Every hospital and health post throughout the nation requires at least a small group of physical therapists so that no person wastes their productive time blaming their fortune for not being granted a normal life. So let’s walk one step more, let’s live a new normal life and fight diseases with physical therapy.