Jalandhar, July 7, 2019: United Kingdom (UK) students of Teesside University have reached at the School of Physiotherapy of Lovely Professional University (LPU) under ‘Student Exchange Program’ for physiotherapy clinical exposure. Visiting UK students are Marketa Svitlikova, Leo Hare, Matthew Binks, and David Berry. All of them are at LPU to learn and share clinical setups and best practices in physiotherapy. LPU student from School of Physiotherapy, Pavneet Kaur, has also been slated to visit Teesside University as per the credit transfer program. Highlighting that under an MoU, LPU has already collaborated with Teesside University for the student exchange program. Visiting students were exposed to the core skills of physiotherapy including manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, functional movement analysis and more.
Clinical Coordinator at LPU physiotherapy department, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, who is a certified Manual Therapist, informed that under student exchange program UK students are provided physiotherapy clinical exposure. They are not only made to learn and practice physiotherapy skills at LPU clinical setups but also led to LPU tie-up large Fortis Hospital at Ludhiana-a nearby industrial district in Punjab. Dr. Sharma also made foreign students aware of various CSR activities accomplished in rural areas by comforting hundreds of villagers against their physical ailments. Visiting students also experienced the physiotherapy related LPU CSR activity undertaken at the campus clinic.
Visiting UK student Marketa Svitlikova shared that she has chosen a physiotherapy program because a physiotherapist can make a real difference in the way people function physically, socially and psychologically. This program aims to make the most of an individual's abilities through health promotion, preventive healthcare, and rehabilitation. She also shared: “Being at LPU has been an enchanting experience and I have gained, here, novel physiotherapy practices designed in the Indian context.” Leo Hare appreciated the vastness at LPU campus; Matthew Binks applauded co-operation at Physiotherapy department, whereas David Berry held LPU curriculum and pedagogy in high esteems. All of them conveyed unanimously that LPU exchange program is sure to play a pivotal role in their lives.
Illustrative, Teesside University is carrying the motto of “Facta non-Verba” (Deeds Not Words). It is the ‘School of Health & Social Care’ has purpose-built physiotherapy facilities simulating practice environments and social care settings. Successful completion of the course provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.