Physiotherapy Assessment Camps in Pune & Nasik, Maharashtra, India:
From 2018, ILC-I started conducting this programme called “Physiotherapy Assessment Camps” in different parts of Pune city in collaboration with DES Brijlal Jindal College of Physiotherapy. Till date, around 1000 seniors have been covered under this programme, including the follow-up visits. New MoU has been signed with Physiotherapy College, Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj, Nashik.
This programme is aimed at primary care where this free-physiotherapy assessment addresses issues like knee pain, arthritis, back pain. This is done by the Physiotherapists and the seniors are given customized home-based exercises after their individual due examination which would help relieve them from pain. Also, if a major issue comes up which the doctors feel it needs further investigation, then the senior citizen is referred to a tertiary care facility. After the first camp, a follow-up camp is organized a month after where the participants report if the given exercises were appropriate or need any modifications under the guidance of the doctor.