DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOTHERAPY GRADUATES SECOND BATCH OF TRAINED SPORTS MASSEURS

The Department of Physiotherapy, SBAHS has graduated the second batch of trained Sports Masseurs at a ceremony organised at the New Examination Hall, Charles Easemon Building, Korle Bu.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, the Head of the Department of Physiotherapy, Dr. Ajediran I. Bello said the Department in collaboration with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) put up the 12-week training programme to upgrade the knowledge and mode of operations of masseurs who learnt their skills on the job.  According to him, that will ensure adequate handling and recognition of minor injuries commonly sustained by professional and amateur sportsmen.

The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Mr. Kwasi Nyantakyi noted that the programme was one of the many activities the GFA had embarked on to help develop the game of football in Ghana. He added that since there was now an established certificate training programme, certificate awarded by the organisers of the programme will become one of the GFA’s basic requirements before anybody is engaged as a masseur by the GFA or any club in Ghana.

The programme Director and Dean of SBAHS Rev. Prof. Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi thanked the GFA for supporting the School to be able to successfully run the programme.  He asked the President of GFA to help market the programme to attract participants from neighbouring countries and other Confederation of African Football (CAF) Member Associations.

 

A total of 12 graduands graduated.  They were the second batch of participants of the programme.  The first batch graduated in February, 2015.