Three-day-long prog by USTM
observing World Physiotherapy Day
Flash MobSkit performance by BPT students of USTM at
Central Mall, Guwahati on Awareness of Physiotherapy
9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, 10th September 2019: Like
every year, this year too, the School of Physiotherapy,
University of Science & Technology-Meghalaya celebrated
World Physiotherapy Day from 6th to 8th September to
raise awareness about the crucial contribution made by
physiotherapy in keeping people well and independent.
USTM organized several events including a two-day
physiotherapy camp, Flash Mob/Skit performance by BPT
students at Central Mall, Guwahati on Awareness of
Physiotherapy and a Seminar on “Chronic Pain” where Dr.
Kalpajyoti Dutta, MD, Pain and Palliative Care of GNRC
Hospital spoke on the theme of the seminar.
Chronic pain has nowadays become a significant global
health burden. Physiotherapy has an immense role in
helping people with chronic pain to take control of
their condition, increase their activity and also
improve their quality of life without the use of
medicines. Chronic pain may be associated with a wide
range of conditions including low back pain, cervical
and thoracic pain, shoulder pain, headache disorders,
cancer, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and
osteoarthritis, stated Dr Pooja Choudhuri, Head of the
Department of Physiotherapy, USTM.
Besides, activities like poster presentation competition
and Rangoli competition were also organized among
students on the theme “Chronic Pain”. An activity board
was created by students was inaugurated by the USTM Vice
Chancellor, Dr. P.K. Goswami and Advisor, Dr. R.K Sharma.