An interactive seminar on physiotherapy was held in Rajshahi on Saturday discussing and devising ways and means on how to reach healthcare services at the doorstep of people who are suffering from chronic pain.
Rajshahi Physiotherapy Professional Council organized the scientific seminar titled "An Integrated Treatment of Physiotherapy and Modern Biologics to remove pains caused by Arthritis" at Rainy Park Hall room. Physiotherapists, physicians and students attended the seminar.
Arthritis Specialist Dr Monzur-E-Khoda illustrated the aspects of integrated treatment methods to mitigate various types of pains and inflammation caused by injuries and arthritis.
Dr Selina Zahan, Dr Israt Zahan, Dr Khadiza, Dr Abu Hassan, Dr Anwarul Islam and Dr GM Shamim also addressed the meeting disseminating their expertise and knowledge on the occasion.
Dr Monzur-E-Khoda said physiotherapists are helping to reduce the sufferings of the patients of various chronic diseases like arthritis, sports injury and bone decaying.
He added that time has come to increase the number of physiotherapists in health care services as they play a vital role in reducing the patients sufferings from cervical and lumbar spondylosis, disc prolepses, paralysis caused by stroke, facial nerve paralysis and cerebral palsy.
As the number of such patients is increasing, emphasis should be given to raise the number of physiotherapists to bring all the patients under need-based care.
Dr Monzur said around 10 percent people of the total population are disabled and half of them are physically challenged who require physiotherapy treatment.