PTI 2008 Update
Kabul, Tue 05 May, 2009
In 2008, PTI implemented its new three-year physiotherapy curriculum. PTI also offered continuing education courses for physiotherapists on various topics, including pain, community based rehabilitation, pelvic floor problems, and rheumatology. These courses were offered in Kabul and/or Mazar-i-Sharif and participants from five regions of Afghanistan attended them.
PTI concluded its two-year upgrading courses for physiotherapy teachers and all seventeen participants passed their examinations. They will be a valuable support to the institute and to the future of physiotherapy in Afghanistan. PTI continued to print necessary textbooks for its classes and other physiotherapy literature in Dari and Pashto. In early 2008, PTI set up an Advisory Board as part of the process of becoming independent from IAM. In May, PTI co-hosted a seminar to raise awareness about disability and physiotherapy for the staff of one of the major hospitals in Kabul. PTI would like to thank MCCN and FLM for their support during 2008.