Module research

Once a teaching module is sufficiently developed it is then piloted in the field, allowing a qualified teaching physio to introduce it to a community. Initially, in 2014, we piloted just the lumbar spine module in Kenya, Nepal, Burma and Uganda and in 2015 extended this into Cambodia.  In 2016 we also piloted the paediatric module on the Thai/Burmese border and did a three month teaching pilot in the Cameroon. Two pilot studies have taken place in Dharamsala where the complete MSK curriculum was taught and passed with a 100% pass rate, a most encouraging result!

In Spring 2017 we start our two-year global trials for all the modules (see below) where we will be fully testing their relevance, effectiveness, user-friendliness as well as the application of the teaching and examination techniques (including questionnaires). In particular, we are determined to gather as much feedback as possible from communities on our training initiative so we can subsequently implement the recommendations to increase the project’s impact.

Finally, in 2020, after trials are complete and revisions made, we will fund-raise for the development of the second half of physiotherapy teaching curriculum.

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Should you have experience and be interested in getting involved, please do contact us.


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Locations of modules under trial

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Dharamsala: 32.212837, 76.319704
Jamalpur: 24.998978, 89.775534
Pnom Penh: 11.544873, 104.892167
Kampala: 0.347596, 32.582520
ADAPT: 51.520060, -0.115871
Cameroon: 3.522191, 11.689453
Nepal: 28.013155, 85.385742
Burma: 19.838716, 96.086426
Kenya: -1.100030, 36.738281

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