Rugby India’s medical education programme for 2017 got under way on Jan 27th with two one day FAIR courses, supported and hosted in Delhi by ProHealth Asia, with a rugby injury and rehab workshop for all participants to complete this three day programme.
Rugby India physios from Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi plus practice physios participated in all of the courses. Rugby India and ProHealth Asia are discussing plans for more WR medical courses (L1 FAIR, L2 ICIR and Medical Educators) based around the domestic league calendar, so rugby and local medics can work together to get the important player welfare messages to coaches, players and supporters in the rugby and the wider sporting community.
Nasser Hussain, Rugby India General Manager, supported the programme by coming in to meet and talk to all the course participants, as well as doing all the pre-course communication and organisation needed for the Rugby India physios to attend.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank ProHealth Asia for partnering with Rugby India to organize the World Rugby Medical Course in Delhi. It is our endeavour to provide professional pitch side care and ensure a safe playing environment for our players and teams. Through this course we are able to highlight upon knowledge application, through a practical approach, and also stress upon the importance of a protocol to be followed when dealing with a medical situation.”
Nasser Hussain, Rugby India General Manager
“First of all I would like to thank World Rugby, Rugby India and Joy for the time and effort you took to share your knowledge and experience with us. As a pitch side medic its very important for all of us to be confident and have the same approach. This workshop helped us achieve both. Ensuring a safe playing environment for players will boost the team performance. This course laid a solid foundation and made me better than what i was before. I promise to use the skills & knowledge imparted to us and gift it to other pitch side medics whenever i get an opportunity to do so.
I would also like to thank Pro Health Asia for organising this workshop in a more successful way” .
Shabrez, National Team Physiotherapist, Rugby India
“It was my first hand experience to get involved in rugby like never before..! Joy Walter has been a wonderful guide/tutor to engage a non-rugby playing group to a reasonably brain storming one after great practical exercise and group discussions. The course has immensely helped all of us to understand the on-field acute/immediate injury management. I personally feel a lot more confident and responsible for an unattended casualty by overcoming my fear to aid in CPR/AED,MILS,HAINES and providing my first aid right away.”
Neha, Physiotherapist, ProHealth Asia
The First Aid Course in Rugby Injuries conducted in Delhi by Joy Walter was a real eye opener as to how sports injuries were dealt on the field. It was my first experience on this course to understand the step by step management of first aid provided on field to an injured player. Though the course was on First aid in Rugby injuries it can easily be applied in other sports as well and the manner which Joy explained the techniques, it was easy to understand the principles involved in managing an injured player. All the topics covered in the course were well explained and hands on practical sessions gave a great insight on how players are managed on field. The topic on concussion and how to identify one was well discussed and elaborated. The use of video clips and discussions following that were really useful.
The Rugby Injury and Rehab workshop presentation on the next day was evidence based and clinically relevant and provided great ideas for rehabilitation. I now feel can apply a rationale for phased rehabilitation .I fell it was a very enlightening, up to date course with excellent techniques and holistic approach…
Now, just looking forward for an opportunity to go on field to utilize the skills learnt….
Thanks a lot
Saurabh. Physiotherapist ProHealth Asia
“The Prohealth Physiotherapy Academy would like to thank World Rugby trainer Joy Walter for doing such an amazing job in introducing the physiotherapists from our Delhi centre and the Indian Rugby Union to the concept of player welfare, and transforming them into budding pitchside first aiders with the skills and confidence to manage whatever the game may present them with. Acknowledgement must also go to Nasser Hussain, General Manager of the Indian Rugby Football Union, for his support and vision to integrate physiotherapists in the all important role of player welfare and healthcare.”
Philippa Stewart, Director, ProHealth Physiotherapy Academy