Volunteer Society Nepal offers physiotherapy internship program in Nepal. There is a real shortage of skilled physical therapists in Nepal. If you’re currently training with at least one year of experience, recently qualified, or on a career break, you’ll provide valuable treatment to babies, children, and adults with a wide range of physical problems.
The experiences you’ll have on physical therapy placement abroad will give you a greater understanding of how professionals in the fields work in a developing country while providing valuable experience overseas.
Everyone doing a Physical Therapy project in Nepal must have completed at least one year of related studies or training by the time they join the project. Interns with a year or more experience, but who are not yet fully qualified, work at the disabled rehabilitation Center in Kathmandu. Therapists who are fully qualified and can commit to at least eight weeks on the project work at one of the rehabilitation hospitals or rehabilitation center in Kathmandu . The centers are located in Kathmandu and Banepa. Banepa is located about one hour driving from Kathmandu.
The rehabilitation center is center of to over twenty children and the majority of them are physically or mentally disabled. The Center was established in 2008 to provide physiotherapy service and special education for children from the city and other provinces. The children at the center are very vulnerable and require constant care. It is important for volunteers to have a positive attitude and a real willingness to help children with a wide range of physical and mental disabilities.
The physical therapy department has scheduled children to spend quality time in the physical therapy room as often as possible. Each child has different needs: some are learning to walk while others suffer from muscular problems. Other children need to have their joints massaged regularly to maintain their physical health. Extra assistance from interns with these tasks will allow more children to use the room and get treatment on a regular basis.
The physical therapy room is relatively well equipped and includes cushions, balls, mats, and specialized chairs.
Here you will work alongside one of the local physical therapists and assist children and adults with a variety of conditions including landmine victims, people who have suffered from polio, people with cerebral palsy, and children with club feet. Depending on your level of knowledge and experience you may be given your own patients to work with.
Once you arrive we organize an introduction for you. We deem this to be highly valuable and it’s a program valued by many volunteers in the past. By means of an introduction, you can acclimatize and prepare for your volunteering. You can begin at your project rested and prepared. In this way, you can be really effective.
Arriving to work in a foreign country can be a nerve-wracking experience, this is why at VSN we provide a friendly and in-depth welcome. The in-depth welcome encompasses basic language training, cultural training, and sightseeing through Kathmandu and surrounding. This is what you can expect from the moment when you touch down at Tribhuvan Intl. Airport. The program may vary depending on your time of arrival. We will manage to include all the below-mentioned activities in your introduction program.
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While you volunteer with Volunteer Society Nepal you will be staying with a Nepali host family. Be part of a Nepali family. Eat together with the family. Play with the children. Experience the rich Nepali culture firsthand. Many volunteers tell us this unique insight into the culture of Nepal is a key part of why they come back again and again.
All our host families have conducted training regarding hosting volunteers adequately. They know how to ensure hygiene and provide security. They will treat you as a member of the family. To secure the knowledge of the western culture and desires we train our host families yearly.
Although we do not experience it frequently and it can be considered very rare, it could be possible you are not satisfied with your host family. In that case, it’s possible to switch the host family. We want to guarantee your happiness and secure the positive experience of Nepal. Hence, we remain contact if everything runs properly at your host family during your stay.
When you arrive on placement you will be introduced to your host family by the VSN representative and given a full tour of the premises. Many of our host families have children and it seems many of our volunteers enjoy helping them with their English, learning to cook Nepali food, and mixing in with their life. The other way around, we experience volunteers learn a lot from the hosts and children regarding life in Nepal.
At the host families, you will stay with or without fellow volunteers. You can clarify your preference and we will take that into account while arranging your host family. It is always possible to stay as a couple or group of friends in one host family. You should consider the host family as your temporary family in Nepal. As they will treat and value you as a family member. They can even so help you regarding how to discover the neighborhood, advice on travels, and offer you warmth in times of homesickness.