There is a real shortage of skilled physical therapists in Nepal. If you’re currently training with at least one year of experience, recently qualified, or on a career break, you’ll provide valuable treatment to babies, children, and adults with a wide range of physical problems.
The experiences you’ll have on physical therapy placement abroad will give you a greater understanding of how professionals in the fields work in a developing country while providing valuable experience overseas.
Everyone doing a Physical Therapy project in Nepal must have completed at least one year of related studies or training by the time they join the project. Interns with a year or more experience, but who are not yet fully qualified, work at the disabled rehabilitation Center in Kathmandu. Therapists who are fully qualified and can commit to at least eight weeks on the project work at one of the rehabilitation hospitals or rehabilitation center in Kathmandu . The centers are located in Kathmandu and Banepa. Banepa is located about one hour driving from Kathmandu.
Physical Therapy Internship in Nepal
The rehabilitation center is center of to over twenty children and the majority of them are physically or mentally disabled. The Center was established in 2008 to provide physiotherapy service and special education for children from the city and other provinces. The children at the center are very vulnerable and require constant care. It is important for volunteers to have a positive attitude and a real willingness to help children with a wide range of physical and mental disabilities.
The physical therapy department has scheduled children to spend quality time in the physical therapy room as often as possible. Each child has different needs: some are learning to walk while others suffer from muscular problems. Other children need to have their joints massaged regularly to maintain their physical health. Extra assistance from interns with these tasks will allow more children to use the room and get treatment on a regular basis.
The physical therapy room is relatively well equipped and includes cushions, balls, mats, and specialized chairs.
Here you will work alongside one of the local physical therapists and assist children and adults with a variety of conditions including landmine victims, people who have suffered from polio, people with cerebral palsy, and children with club feet. Depending on your level of knowledge and experience you may be given your own patients to work with.