• Management Sciences  for Health and Handicap International Nepal is organizing the World Health Organization based Wheelchair Service Provision Training-Basic Level in Nepal. This is the certified training being conducted in Kathmandu Nepal from 19th to 23rd of June 2017.  It will be a residential training with the provision of free accommodation ,food and land route travel( check in and out days)

    The organizer will be accepting one potential member physiotherapist recommended  by NEPTA. Therefore, NEPTA circulates this announcement requesting the interested candidate to apply for it. Member physiotherapist living out of the Kathmandu valley are strongly encouraged to apply, however selection will be fully competency based. Please follow  following procedures to apply for this announcement.

    NEPTA encourages the applications from interested physiotherapist who meet following criteria,

    1. Diploma in physiotherapy with at least 5 years of experience in wheelchair service provision
    2. Bachelor in physiotherapy with at least 1 years of experience in wheelchair service provision
    3. Master in physiotherapy currently involved on wheelchair service provision
    4. Valid NEPTA membership is mandatory

    Instructions to apply

    • Physiotherapists who meets above criteria  are encouraged to apply
    • Motivation letter explaining how this training is important  and what impact you foresee(after this training) for the wheelchair service provision
    • Send your motivation letter not later than 29th May 2017 to neptacon8nepal@gmail.com
    • Send scan copy of NEPTA membership certificate or NEPTA identify card

    PS: Please contact on this number for the membership assistance  , 9841231174

  • This workshop is designed to enhance the participant’s knowledge and skill level in the evidence-based management of individuals with cervical-thoracic spine and ribcage disorders and dysfunction. This lab intensive course focuses on the clinical reasoning and hands-on skill development necessary to effectivelyintegrate manual physical therapy examination and intervention techniques into the clinical management of
    these individuals.

    This content of this workshop is the part of course in Canada and USA . In Nepal it is being offered in very affordable cost. Kindly book your quota for the course in advance

     

    Please access the course flyers from here, EIM

  • Guiding documents Pertinent highlights on disability & rehabilitation
    Nepal Health Sector Strategy 2015-2020 Disability adjusted life years (DALY) lost: Communicable, maternal, neonatal & nutritional disorders; non-communicable diseases; and injuries

    ·Physiotherapy as the basic health care package

    Prolapse uterus management

    NHSS-English-Book-Inside-final

    National Guideline for Reaching the Unreached 2016-2030 ·Establishment of Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation unit in hospitals

    National strategy for 2016

    Birth Defect Surveillance , Prevention & Control Plan 2015-2019 Rehabilitation as an important aspect of the management

    Training to health worker on the early detection of disabilities

    Integration of Birth defect in HMIS

    BirthDefect Surveillance Prevention and Control plan (2)

    National Childhood Disability Management Strategy 2064 BS Rehabilitation as an important aspect of the management

    Training to health worker on the early detection

    ·Strengthening of referral among primary, secondary and tertiary level of care

    National childhood disability management strategy

    Mutisectorial Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of

    Non Communicable Diseases (2014-2020)

    Includes the physical activity as one of the important management intervention.

    NCD Action Plan English (2)

    Implementation guideline for the prevention & cure of prolapse uterus ·Physical therapy as the integral part of prolapse uterus management

    Implementaiton-Guidelines-for-Prevention-and-Cure-of-UP-C

    Training manual on the management of prolapse uterus in Nepal ·Kegal exercises , importance  and it’s  dosages

    POP_FacilitatorsGuide_Final_2015

    Nepal Health Sector Strategy Implementation Plan Includes the establishment of PT units in hospital. Also covers the ministry of health plans for human resource, information management and service delivery related to disability management and rehabilitation.

    Has presented the Leprosy Control Division as the focal unit of ministry of health for disability management and rehabilitation

    NHSS_implementation_plan_2016_2021

    These documents highlights the needs/plans identified by ministry of health and its division in areas of health related rehabilitation. Its important for physiotherapist to learn about these documents as they guide the provision of physiotherapy service in country. These documents can be utilized during the research and preparation for public service commission exams.

     

     

     

  • Seniorbazar.com is Nepal’s 1st Online Service provider for senior citizens. It is an initiation of 360 Ventures Inc. which is an aggressively growing organization ever evolving and striving with highest standards of corporate ethics.

    Position: Home Health Care Coordinator

    No of Vacancy: 1

    Offered Salary: Negotiable

     

    Job Description
    Seniorbazar.com is looking for a Home Health Care Coordinator to join our team and mission of enhancing active and fulfilling lives of ageing adults. Home health care provides wide range of health care services that can be given to geriatric patients at home. He/she is expected to perform a variety of duties that relate to client care including answering telephone inquiries, care consultations with potential clients and family members, and quality assurance visits.

    Responsibilities:

    • Handle telephone inquiries/emails from prospective clients / family members / referral sources.
    • Conduct Care Consultations with prospective clients / family members to discuss their needs and provide solutions
    • Monitor and log both clientand caregiver activity; including follow-up on caregiver assignments and client service.
    • Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients/family members through quality assurance visits and phone calls.
    • Mobilize and work as a team leader to coordinate various aspects of geriatric care.


    Qualifications:

    • Two years experience in home care, health care or assisted living care.
    • Should have completed Bachelors Degree, preferably in Medicine & Surgery, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Public Health or Pharmacy.
    • License holder of at least two wheelers vehicle.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
    • Excellent in email correspondence & web applications.
    • Ability to multitask and work focused in pressure situations.
    • Excellent command in English and Nepali.

    To apply:

    Interested and eligible candidates are encouraged to submit their updated resume with cover letter to helloseniorbazar@gmail.com

     

     

  • World Health Organization in collaboration with HI, CBM, ICRC and international professional associations(PT , OT , P&O and Rehab doctors ) has just released the guideline on , “MINIMUM TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REHABILITATION” for emergency  medical team. This document, a first of its kind, clearly sets out the standards for rehabilitation and provides guidance on building or strengthening the capacity of emergency medical team  on responding the rehabilitation need after disaster.

    United Nation Development Program has ranked Nepal as 11 th most vulnerable country in world for earthquake.

    In disaster like earthquake , there is a great role of PTs in response and recovery of the injured survivors. Hence, it is important to all of us to know about the evidence based approach of ensuring the rehabilitation services during disasters. Kindly circulate it to the physiotherapy students in your circle which might be very helpful to them.

    Kindly access the document from here , MINIMUM TECHNICAL STANDARDS (1)

  • NEPTA general election is planned on the second day of the NEPTACON. To be eligible to vote, there must be the valid NEPTA membership . Therefore, its important to have new  membership for those who have never registered and renewal is must for the memberships that are outdated. These will be the legal preconditions to be eligible for the NEPTA voting.

    Note that new memberships or renewal of membership can be only made till 18th Nov 2016 which is a day before general election. There wont be the membership/renewal  provisions on 19th Nov which is a day of general election

    To Seek further assistance please contact Mr. Suresh Shretha, 9841231174

     

    For those who have a valid membership, kindly bring the evidence of your membership which is either your valid NEPTA issued identity card or  xerox copy of membership certificate.

  • Pelvic organ prolapse and fistula are major public health issues of Nepal. Physiotherapists have both preventive and rehabilitative role on these conditions.

    Smriti Suwal, a physiotherapist of International Medical Corps explains how she is attempting to expand the scope of physiotherapy in this sphere of health care. A must read article.

    Please access her blog spot from this link, http://suwalsmriti.blogspot.com/2016/10/prolapse-uterus-and-its-entangled.html

    Note: If you have any articles that is related to expand the profile of profession , please do not hesitate to approach us. We aim to raise the scope of physiotherapy in Nepal through your support and participation

  • A renowned web-platform on pain research has recently endorsed the study done by Mr . Saurab Sharma who is a physiotherapist and a pain researcher from Nepal and also he is adviser of Nepal Physiotherapy Association.

    His study on ,

    “Pain-related factors associated with lost work days in nurses with low back pain: A cross-sectional study”  was already published in a high impact journal ,” Scandinavian journal on pain” . Please access the insight of this very informative  research from the link http://www.bodyinmind.org/about-bim/

    Also access the abstract from  link, http://www.scandinavianjournalpain.com/article/S1877-8860(15)00127-5/abstract

    We congratulate and thanks Mr. Saurab Sharma  for raising the profile of Nepalese physiotherapist both nationally and internationally

    NEPTA is proud to see the Nepalese  physiotherapist raising  global competency.

    Note: Please share information of your published article in a journal or famous national or international platform. We are ready to disseminate it into our network.

  • Handicap International Nepal in collaboration with International society of prosthetics and orthotics(ISPO)  is organizing a Multidisciplinary  four-days training course on management of “Cerebral Palsy” to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 7-10 November 2016. The objective of the training is to provide theoretical knowledge (for first two days) and practical hands on workshop (for last two days) on different orthotic and therapeutic techniques in the management of cerebral palsy.

    Have a look on detail side of this training from this link, programme-schedule-_ispo-short-term-course-on-cp-2

    The course has been also endorsed in ISPO website , http://www.ispoint.org/events/ispo-short-course-management-cerebral-palsy

    Handicap International has already invited the potential candidates from service providers working in Cerebral Palsy. But to ensure not to leave behind the potential candidates , HI request NEPTA to select two physiotherapists  for this training.

    This is a free of cost training with the provision of lunch and snacks. There is no travel and per-diem provision to participants

    NEPTA encourages the applications from interested physiotherapist who meet following criteria,

    1. Diploma in physiotherapy with at least 5 years of experience in handling the children with cerebral palsy
    2. Bachelor in physiotherapy with at least 1 years of experience in handing  children with cerebral palsy
    3. Master in physiotherapy currently involved on the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy
    4. Proven experience  on prescribing the assistive devices for children with cerebral palsy is an added advantage

    Instructions to apply

    • Physiotherapists who meets above criteria  are encouraged to apply
    • Motivation letter explaining how this training is important  and what impact you foresee(after this training) for the children with cerebral palsy in your setting
    • Send your motivation letter not later than 29th October 2016 to neptacon8nepal@gmail.com

     

  • BBC radio covered the news on physiotherapy rehabilitation services being delivered by Nepal national social welfare association(NNSWA) in far-western region of Nepal. The service  being delivered for 10 years has helped  the successful inclusion of people with disabilities in community.

     

    Kindly access the clip from http://www.bbc.com/nepali/multimedia/2016/08/160831_bikalpa?SThisFB

  • Association of spine surgeons of Nepal in partnership with national and international like minded organizations is organizing the ISICON 2016 on 6-8 October 2016 at Hotel Hyatt Regency.

    Physiotherapist willing to participate , present a paper  and conducting the workshop are highly encouraged to contact the organizer. As you know management of the spinal injury is multidisciplinary , therefore organizers seek support from all to make it real through the participation and presentation from physiotherapists.

    Conference flyer 

     

    A3 new poster 15-07-2016

    Registration details

    ISSICON Registration

    Abstract submission 

    ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM

    Kindly communicate with organizer at issicon2016@gmail.com for any matter related to this conference 

    We encourage physiotherapist having interest on this topic to present and participate on this conference.

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    Terai hospital, Simara in joint venture with NEPTA organized the physiotherapy awareness camp on 14th August 2016.  Starting from 7 am to 3 pm, the event delivered services to 637 people directly from 10 qualified physiotherapists.

    NEPTA acknowledge the local organizers for their intitation to promote  physiotherapy in local environs. Also wholehearted thanks to the following  participating physiotherapist from Simara, Kathmandu, Chitwan and Sarlahai.

    Shamed Katila , Suraj bhusal , Jeetendra Gurung , Surendra prajapati  , Binod subarnakar , Shankhar Darnall , Saugat shrestha, Jeetendra Singh , Nawaraj timalsina and Suraj gautam

    Here are some moments captured during the camps

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  • Code of ethics for physiotherapist by Nepal Health Professional  Council

     

    CODE OF ETHICS-Final

  • Kindly access the link here to refer registration charges for NEPTACON-16

    registration-charges-for-neptacon-2016

    Note: There are two pre-conferences. Each pre-conference has its own charge.

    For those who can not meet the NEPTA executives , we suggest them to deposit the registration amount to NEPTA bank account. You are requested to bring the deposition slip as the proof while attending the NEPTACON

    Nepal Physiotherapy Association

    Saving A/C no. 050000027585

    Bank name: Bank of Kathmandu Lumbini

    Swift code:BOKLNPKA