JSS Science and Technology V C Dr B G Sangameshwar emphasised the significance of Physiotherapy professionals in the health care delivery system and called upon the graduates to honour their commitment to the society.
He was delivering 3rd Graduation Day address at JSS College of Physiotherapy organised at Dr Shivarathri Rajendra Centenary hall, GSS Hospital on Friday.
Highlighting the role of Physiotherapy, Sangameshwar said that it deals only with diseases, but it is important for normal people. When we are healthy, we don’t know that Physiotherapy can contribute to our health even then. Physiotherapy exercises could be useful in limiting the damages of the urban lifestyle where we are no longer as physically active as before, as for the growing geriatric population that needs assistance for everyday tasks. “When physiotherapists are able to reach out to patients and make them get back on their feet again, their work is really done” he said.
Further he added that Physiotherapists help people take preventive measures, through daily exercise and advise from Physiotherapists, diseases like back pain, Asthama, heart attack, lung related issues could be solved. “If you ask me, Mother is the first physiotherapist at home and we Indian can take pride as Indian Physiotherapists are in high demand in foreign countries” he said.
The event marked the award of degrees and certificates of merit to Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Master of Physiotherapy students. As many as 5 students pursuing Master degree and 21 Bachelor of Physiotherapy were awarded degree.
Various awards like best student, best teacher from various departments was also awarded.
Ramaiah Medical College Professor Savitha Raveendra, JSS Medical College Education Director R Mahesh, Assistant professor Renuka Devi and others were present.