Workshop on dry needling for physiotherapy students
Mohali : A two-day workshop on ‘Dry Needling and Kinesiotaping’ was organized by the Department of Physiotherapy, University School of Allied Health Sciences (USAHS) of Rayat Bahra University. The workshop was co-ordinated by Sarabjeet, Assistant Professor in Physiotherapy to mark National Technology Day.
The main objective of the event was to make students aware about these advanced techniques used in treatment of patients and their rehabilitation. In the inaugural session Prof Jitendra Sharma, Principal, DAV Institute of Physiotherapy, Jalandhar was invited as resource person.
Prof S.S. Gill, Dean (Medical), was the Co-Patron. Gunpreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, USAHS welcomed the invited speaker, faculty and participants. Prof SS Gill, Dean (Medical), introduced the topic of the workshop and spoke about uses of Kinesiotaping in treatment of patients.
Dr Pankaj Kaul, Dean of USAHS, introduced the resource persons to the participants. Prof Jitendra Sharma then demonstrated to the students how to use Kinesio Taping. A Faculty Development Programme was also organized to educate the faculty about the latest trends in teaching and research.
On the second day Simranjeet Kaur, a professional Physiotherapist, was invited as resource person to deliver a talk on Dry Needling and conduct a workshop on its importance and technique to relieve pain by such Physiotherapy.
During the workshop about 60 students participated and learnt how to use dry needling on the skin of muscular and connective tissues. The use of a fine needle allows a physical therapist to target tissues that are not manually palpable.
Dr Pankaj Kaul, Dean, USAHS and Sarabjeet, Acting Head USAHS, proposed a vote of thanks to the delegates and resource person. Dr Parvinder Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Rayat Bahra University, appreciated the faculty of the USAHS for the efforts they put in to organize the workshop.
Prof Lalit K Gupta, Pankaj Bisht, Kavita also attended the deliberation and were present during the workshop.
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