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September 15, 2019

UAE: Dr U T Ifthikar Ali among others honored at Conference on Innovation in Rehabilitation Practice and Medicine

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Ajman, Sept 15: Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital, the biggest state-of-the-art hospital for physical therapy and rehabilitation conducted the ‘2nd International Annual Conference on Innovation in Rehabilitation Practice and Medicine’, at Thumbay Medicity, on the 13th and 14th of September 2019.

The conference was attended by renowned international speakers and experts who shared their insights and concepts on the latest and emerging trends in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, before an audience of more than 250 people including leading surgeons, physiotherapists and other medical professionals from the region. Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention for 15 CME Hours, the conference was organized to mark the occasion of World Physiotherapy Day.

His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Majid bin Saeed Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ruler's Court, Ajman, was the chief guest of the presentation ceremony. Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group presided. 

His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Majid bin Saeed Al Nuaimi commended Dr. Thumbay Moideen for setting up Thumbay Medicity; a world-class hub of medical education, healthcare and research. “Thumbay Medicity is one of the most prestigious projects in Ajman. We are proud to have a project of this magnitude here. This will have multiple effects on our economy,” His Excellency said.

H.E. Sheikh Dr. Majid bin Saeed Al Nuaimi presented special awards of honor and recognition to the following leading physical therapy and rehabilitation experts: 

•    Dr. Franco Molteni - Director, Hospital Valduce Villa Beretta Rehabilitation Center, Costa Masnaga, Lecco, Italy.

•    Dr. U. T. Ifthikar Ali - Professor of Physiotherapy and Syndicate member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India

•    Dr. Yacine Zerguini – Medical Director and Owner of FMCE Algiers - a fully accredited FIFA Medical Center of Excellence.
    
Dr. Franco Molteni said that he was pleased to receive such an important recognition, in acknowledgement of the value of his work. About Thumbay Medicity, he said that it was a unique campus combining academics with healthcare, where physical therapy occupies an important role. “Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital, located within the multidisciplinary environment of Thumbay Medicity, has the right kind of atmosphere to promote the growth of physical therapy & rehabilitation as a discipline. The Long Term Care facility at Thumbay University Hospital is significant in that it is housed within one of the biggest acute care hospitals, with impressive facilities in terms of building, space and technology,” he added.

Dr. U. T. Ifthikar said that he was honored to attend the conference and receive the award for the second consecutive year. “This conference brings together global experts and leading companies in the field of Physical Therapy to discuss and showcase the latest technological innovations, as well as the way forward. This is in fact a forum for professionals and experts from different countries to interact and share ideas, which is good for the future of the discipline,” he explained. “Of all the hospitals of physical therapy and rehabilitation that I’ve visited around the world, I’ve felt that Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center is unique, considering its facilities, the wide range of therapies available, technological superiority and its visionary leadership. Furthermore, for students of Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in physical therapy, it enriches their knowledge and experience as they train in facilities like this,” he said.

Dr. Yacine Zerguini said, “The conference was really amazing. I was really impressed by the programs, the quality of the discussions and the attendance. I also visited the Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital, and found it to be an outstanding facility. I think it is a wonderful idea to have the Thumbay Rehabilitation Hospital, Thumbay University Hospital and the Gulf Medical University under one roof, giving Thumbay Medicity the potential to do plenty of things in healthcare and education, in the field of physical therapy. 

One of the most advanced physical therapy and rehabilitation facilities in the region, Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital (TPTRH) boasts state-of-the-art technology, futuristic facilities, cutting-edge research and advanced learning. Innovation is one of the key features of the hospital. State-of-the-art rehabilitation treatment is delivered through advanced technology like virtual reality. The hospital operates in collaboration with internationally renowned Villa Beretta Rehabilitation Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Valduce Hospital, Italy. It is attached to the 500-bed Thumbay University Hospital at Thumbay Medicity, with a 100-bed Long Term Care and Rehabilitation Unit, as well as a Therapeutic Garden for faster and holistic recovery. The hospital has a stroke unit with uniquely developed protocols guiding the treatment modalities and cutting-edge stroke rehabilitation technology such as the robotic exoskeleton.

UAE: Dr U T Ifthikar Ali among others honored at Conference on Innovation in Rehabilitation Practice and Medicine

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