Mumbai: K J Somaiya College of Physiotherapy on Monday launched its new building for Physiotherapy Education and Treatment, which is now open to the public with full functions.
The new building will enable the college to double the capacity of patients being treated in its clinical practice, from treating 150 patients per day they can now treat 400 patients per day.
Inaugurating the facility, Prof Dr Deelip Mhaisekar, Hon’ble, Vice Chancellor, MUHS, Nasik said “ Physiotherapy plays a significant role in medical treatments. In the present times, with rising ailments related to lifestyle, and associated issues and rising accidents, there is a need for trained professionals as well as affordable quality treatment centres. I congratulate K J Somaiya College of Physiotherapy for taking this initiative to serve the city better”.
“K J Somaiya College of Physiotherapy is a part of our ethos of providing holistic treatment to patients. The new building will enable us to better the quality of education in physiotherapy further. Care has been taken of every conceivable detail, from a healthy natural setting with an old world charm to state of the art treatment facilities ” Shri Samir Somaiya, Chairman, K J Somaiya Medical Trust said.
Spread over 40,000 square feet, the sprawling building has been designed to provide a harmonious and healing environment. The disabled friendly facility has a total of twenty-two rooms out of which ten rooms would be dedicated for teaching, and eight rooms would be used for treatment and four for administrative purposes. The clinical area of the facility will treat individuals with orthopaedic, neurological, and cardiovascular conditions. It will provide a range of therapy including musculoskeletal rehabilitation, adult and paediatric rehabilitation, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation, women’s health, geriatric health and fitness, and industrial rehabilitation along with community outreach programs. Another highlight addition, is the dedicated Yoga Laboratory
K J Somaiya College of Physiotherapy offers courses for Bachelor of Physiotherapy ( B P Th), Master of Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Sciences ( M P Th) and Master of Physiotherapy in Neuro Sciences (M P Th) and P.hD in Physiotherapy.
Shweta Manwadkar Principal K.J Somaiya College of Physiotherapy said “ Over the years, our work in physiotherapy has been much appreciated, and has been in increasing demand. The new building for Physiotherapy has been built to address the growing needs of the city. When patients come for physiotherapy, they are often in a situation, where their bodies are facing several challenges. Rehabilitation needs the mind and body to work together. The facility has been designed to give the patients a place where they get motivated and in touch with nature. It is a matter of pride for us to be the largest and perhaps the most well-designed Physiotherapy institution in the city.
We have always strived toward excellence, in education and continue to work towards raising the bar for health and knowledge, we are proud of the fact that we have experts in different areas of physiotherapy all under one roof, providing the treatments offered with be at incredibly affordable costs that can be easily accessible to everyone”.