8th National Level Physiotherapy Summit held at School of Physiotherapy, RK University on 1st April, ‘17
“Fitness For All”
“Vision 2020 – Focus on Functional Fitness”
Physiofest 2017 – 8th National Physiotherapy Summit at RK University
“If you Dream Olympic Medals – physio has keen role…”
“Not only the fitness but poor injury management cost a lost in international sports competition”
The School of Physiotherapy, constantly strive to provide the quality inputs to students by providing them various platforms for their overall development. School of Physiotherapy, RK University (RKU) organises national level Physiotherapy summit “physiofest” every year to Provide a platform to the students to showcase their practical skills and offers the future physiotherapists to craft their knowledge.
“Fitness for all” was a focal theme of “Physiofest 2017”. More than 400 delegates arrived in summit which included principals, faculties, clinicians and students from various parts of India. One day convention included several concurrent and scientific events such as Key Note address, Students’ Parliament, Digital Poster Presentations, Paper Presentations, Innovative Model Exhibition, Quiz competition, Academic Excellence award 2017 Face painting, Rangoli and cultural competition.
Key note address given by Dr. Avinash Boyat, BCCI accredited Sports Physiotherapist and trainer, Physiotherapist of Indian Judo Team, Volleyball Team, Indian Taekwondo Team. Dr. Avinash has mainly focused on recent advances on standardized fitness tests as well as clinical reasoning in sports for injuries prevention. He has advocated that athletes must get trained under physio’s preventive measures for better outcome. Coordination among athletes, coach and physiotherapist will make change in model score. Dr. M. Balaganpathy, Principal of Ashok & Rita Institute of Physiotherapy, Changa and Dr. Ashish Kakkad, Principal of Shree K.K.Shheth Physiotherapy College had given their views on physical and functional fitness which were really informative and had improved students’ knowledge and given the guidelines for importance of fitness in all age, responsible factors to improve fitness, how to improve mental health and physical health so on.
Research paper presentation for platform or digital poster mainly focused on “fitness” in various conditions and its impact on physical as well as mental health, recent techniques to improve fitness. Dr. Ami Vyas, MPT student, Winner of the senior paper presentation had presented on topic “To compare the static and dynamic balance in dominant and nondominant lower limb among football players”. Students have presented digital poster based on theme of Fitness for all like Fitness in Diabetes, stay fit, yoga for healthy life, Economical running etc..
Students have showcase their talent by designing innovative models of spine gym, fitness hub, Geriatric fitness center, use of virtual reality in field of fitness, gripper to improve strength. Digital posters of different fitness techniques in various fields of physiotherapy.
In valedictory ceremony, certificate and trophies were distributed to all winners and ISBN published newsletter “Physioforum” released in presence of leading clinical therapist Dr. Bhavesh Thoriya.
On successful conduct of the Physiofest 2017, Vice president Mr. Denish Patel, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ranjit Goswami and Registrar, RKU Mr. Shivlal Ramani had congratulated Team Physiofest, School of Physiotherapy, RK University.