Association of Physiotherapists enables members to learn, share knowledge, enhance practice and annually indulges in activities to sensitize the population about the profession. Members of the association are rehabilitation professionals dedicated to the health, mobility and fitness and improving the quality of life of Mauritians.
People of all age groups, from new born to elderly People
Founded in 2008 by late Mr. Jean Felix and Mr. Chumroo M Rizwan, the Association of Physiotherapists (AP) is the sole association in Mauritius regrouping physiotherapists both in public and private sectors. Since 2011, the association holds the unique privilege to be affiliated to the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) advocates that the profession of physical therapy is responsible for articulating the profession’s scope of practice and defining the roles of physical therapists. As of 2017, the Association of physiotherapists represents 45 physiotherapists in Mauritius. The initial name proposed for the Association was Mauritius Association of Physiotherapists but was subsequently agreed on Association des Kinesitherapeutes. The latter finally altered its naming to Association of Physiotherapists (AP).
(i) Currently implementing an National Awareness Campaign around Mauritius through the project; Promoting Rehabilitation of Major Non Communicable Diseases among 600 Elderly People
(ii) Organised 4 Workshops on Musculoskeletal Disorders in collaboration with companies during April and May 2016. Purpose of these workshops was to create awareness on Ergonomics, Posture and importance of Physiotherapy in the Rehabilitation of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders such as disorders involving the muscles, bones and joints such as the Back Pain, Neck Pain, Cervical Spondylosis, Lumbar Spondylosis, and fractures amongst others. 50-60 people attended each workshop, respectively. Awareness was created among 200-240 people working in the private Company.
(iii) Organised Awareness Campaign with the collaboration of Muscular Dystrophy Association on the occasion of World Physiotherapy Day and created awareness on best practice of Physiotherapy Rehabilitation for Paediatric conditions. The awareness Campaign was held on September 2015 and was attended by more than 200 people. Free assessment and treatment were also given to the persons.
(iv) Association of Physiotherapy organised Talks on 'Exercise and Diabetes' and ' Exercise and Ageing' in year 2015 for more than 100 Elderly people of the University of Third Age Mauritius. Demonstration sessions such as chair exercises and balance training to maintain fitness of our Elderly and maximising their potentials was conducted by members of the Association of Physiotherapists
Annual fees of members, NCSRF sponsorship