5 Key Lessons from the 58th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists in Mahabalipuram, India

Author:

PR at Hocoma

News & insights from the world of Hocoma

With a population of more than 1.3 billion people, India is one of the world’s most interesting markets when it comes to healthcare and healthcare development. With such huge numbers of people to treat, long have practitioners searched for innovation and efficiency to deal with the often-outweighed work for physiotherapists. This was the main topic at the 58th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP) with the theme: Physio Mobility – a Right of Life.  IAP is one of India’s oldest physiotherapist groups with the focus on how to best prepare for a future where demand for physiotherapy is only set to go up over the next decade.

Hocoma team member Ms. Constanze Meier was in attendance and invited to speak about “Advanced Rehabilitation Technology & Its Clinical Applications”. In her speech, Ms. Meier mentioned that “advanced rehabilitation technology supports therapists in achieving better therapy outcomes for their patients.” In her presentation, she mainly focused on vivid examples and underlined success stories with the latest research updates in rehabilitation technology.

Alongside the learnings, five key takeaways from the conference, looking at the Indian market and the years ahead were:

  1.  Strengthening the role of physiotherapists in the care continuum of patients in India;
  2. The Indian PT Association is positively influencing the rehabilitation environment, as well as strengthening the association with the younger generation of physiotherapists-in-training;
  3. Increasing prevalence of physiotherapists to look towards technology to enhance their practice and rehab services;
  4. Immense interest in advanced rehabilitation technology, however, stakeholders are cost sensitive and will be prudent in how they spend their limited resources;
  5. The physiotherapy education focuses on theoretical learning, but there are challenges putting the theory into practice due to cultural norms.

“India is an incredible place, and the hunger for knowledge is omnipresent.” – Ms. Meier

Originally published on 25.3.2020

Don’t forget to share this post!