Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Chair Assist. Prof. Dr. Ender Angın released a statement on 8th of September World Physiotherapists Day which reads as follows:
“Public health and quality of life has been increasing since the emergence of physiotherapy over 100 years ago. Physiotherapy emerged as a profession in Turkey and our country approximately 50 years ago.
A physiotherapist is defined as someone who has received undergraduate education in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, obtaining the necessary knowledge and skills to become a health professional. A physiotherapist is an important component of the rehabilitation team.
In addition to the physiotherapist, such a team comprises of healthcare personnel such as a physical medicine and rehabilitation expert, specialty physicians, an occupational therapist, a dietician, an orthesis and prosthesis technician, a psychologist and a social service expert. When physiotherapists apply treatment and rehabilitation programs they make use of a range of daily exercises, neuromuscular treatment approaches, manual treatment methods, electrotherapy, functional activity education and vocational rehabilitation techniques. In our county a physiotherapist can work at hospitals, medical centers, special education schools, rehabilitation centers, fitness centers, sports clubs and old people’s homes.
On behalf of the EMU Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation I wish you a happy Physiotherapists Day.”