Welcome to Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Physiotherapy in PNG is to prevent, manage and reduce the magnitude of disability. The predisposing factors that stipulated the need for physiotherapy training are natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunami, conditions such as Pott’s, meningitis, cerebrovascular accidents, tuberculosis, malaria, road traffic accidents, fall, domestic violence and burns which results in various physical impairments and disabilities.

Physiotherapy is a science-based health care profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice as well as maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them to remain independent for as long as possible. Physiotherapists work in a variety of specialisms in health and social care. Additionally, some physiotherapists are involved in education, research and service management (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, London). The Physiotherapy program aims to educate students for the profession of physiotherapy. People in PNG who may benefit from physiotherapy assistance include people with amputations, brain damage, spinal cord injury, Cerebral Palsy, clubfeet, Spinabifida, poliomyelitis, leprosy, burns, nerve or tendon damage, also who have joint pains, back and neck problems or sports injuries.

 

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Madang Campus

PO Box 483,
Madang 511
Papua New Guinea

email:
[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 424 1800
       (+675) 422 2937
       (+675) 7111 0002


Port Moresby Campus

DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131

email: 
[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741

 

Wewak Campus

St. Benedict’s campus,
PO Box 542
Kaindi, Wewak, ESP 531

email:
[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 456 2327
       (+675) 456 3243

Fax: (+675) 456 2331

 

Rabaul Campus

c/- OLSH Kabaleo
P.O. Box 138
Kokopo, ENB 613

email:
[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 982 8213
Fax: (+675) 982 8339

 

Tabubil Campus

c/- DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131

email:
tabubilcampus@dwu.ac.pg

Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741

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