03rd Peradeniya University Physiotherapy Congress 25th - 27th May, 2018

The Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya had organized the 03rd Peradeniya University Physiotherapy congress from 25th - 27th May 2018 at the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya.

After the great success of the first two congresses in 2016 and 2017, the 03rd Peradeniya University Physiotherapy congress with the theme of “Exploring the Modern Advancement in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation”offered an excellent opportunity for Physiotherapy students and professionals to update their knowledge to be in par with the modern era.

Ceremonial inauguration of the congress was held on 25th May, 2018 with the presence of Prof. U. B. Dissanayake, Vice-Chancellor of University of Peradeniya as the chief guest. Deputy Vice- Chancellor, Deans of the faculties,¬† and Medical, Paramedical professionals¬† from various hospital and academic staff of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences attended the function. A Seminar on “Evidence Based Physiotherapy Practice” and a workshop on “Stroke Rehabilitation” were held in the congress.

Prof. Barbara Billek-Sawhney, Professor of Physiotherapy, Graduate School of Physical Therapy, Slippery Rock University, USA took part as the keynote speaker and as the resource person for the workshop on “Stroke Rehabilitation”

Prof. Narasimman Swaminathan, Vice Principal, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Medical University, India conducted a Seminar on “Evidence Based Physiotherapy Practice” during the event.

More than 100 participants including students from various Universities and Physiotherapists from various parts of the country participated in the event.