Dr. U. T. Ifthikar Ali - Professor of Physiotherapy and Syndicate member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India was honoured with a special award of honour in the field of leading physical therapy and rehabilitation experts at ‘2nd International Annual Conference on Innovation in Rehabilitation Practice and Medicine’*

Organized by Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital at Thumbay Medicity, the 2-day conference brought together globally renowned experts in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

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. The event was attended by 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 over the event.

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,” he said.

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 were honoured with special awards on honours and recognition during the event. The award was presented by H.E. Sheikh Dr. Majid bin Saeed Al Nuaimi

 “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,” Dr. Franco Molteni said in his address.

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 a unique facility, 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 these,” he said, commenting about Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital.

Dr. Yacine Zerguini said, “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.

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Ranchi, Oct 18: Having lost nine successive tosses in Asia, an exasperated South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won't mind sending "someone else" in his place for the toss of the coin in the third and final Test against India, beginning here Saturday.

South Africa have struggled in Indian conditions and not winning the toss in the first two Tests has only made things tougher for them. Opting to bat in Visakhapatnam and Pune, India put up 500-plus totals to virtually bat the visitors out of the game.

"We really want to make sure that we compete with this team in their own conditions. We have done it in stages in the first Test. So, hoping that we can start with the toss tomorrow.

"Probably we will change... send someone else to the toss tomorrow. I can give you that... because my records so far has not been great," said du Plessis, in a lighter vein, on the eve of the game.

Du Plesiss said "anything is possible" if his side get to bat first.

"If you put big runs in the first innings, that's where it need to stop. Then anything from there is possible. Hopefully that will unfold in the next couple of days and hopefully we can put some runs on.

"The pitch looks a little bit drier and crustier so first innings runs will be vital and then anything from there is possible in the second innings," the South African skipper added.