World Physiotherapy Day 2023: Health for All - Physical Fitness Screening Program at the University of Peradeniya
Health for All - Physical Fitness Screening Program for academic and non-academic staff of the University of Peradeniya was organized on 11th September 2023 as a joint venture by the Students’ Society of Physiotherapy and the Department of Physiotherapy to mark the World Physiotherapy Day 2023 - celebrated globally on 08th September.
The program was conducted at the University Gymnasium. Inauguration ceremony of this event was held with the presence of the Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Head, Department of Physiotherapy, Director – Physical Education Unit and staff of the Department of Physiotherapy, Staff of the Physical Education Unit and physiotherapy students. Prof. Terrence Madhujith, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya graced the occasion as the chief guest. Dr. Esther Liyanage – Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physiotherapy delivered an awareness session on importance of physical activity and nutrition balance. Health screening program comprising physical fitness assessment, lung function testing, cardio-respiratory assessment and nutritional & dietary advices was conducted for academic and non-academic staff of the University of Peradeniya. More than150 staff from all the faculties and centers of the university were screened and benefitted in this programme.