Who are we and what are we aiming for?
Our aim is to contribute to the evolution and progress of physiotherapy. We work on this objective by enhancing the collaboration between students and teachers. Which can be done by gathering at conferences, seminars and other gatherings.
We create environments in which students can openly share their opinion on a multitude of topics which are related to physiotherapy. They get together and make suggestions, which teachers carefully take into account. On top of that, there are workgroups and discussion with both students and teachers involved. Everyone has the opportunity to express themselves, to share ideas and opinions. Furthermore, we facilitate communication between teachers and students.
Lastly, we organize environments in which participants can have the opportunity to expand their social networks on a national and an international level by being in contact with members from a broad range of universities from various European countries.
Our mission is to...
- Facilitate the active involvement of students in ENPHE activities and create opportunities for students to learn from ENPHE and its members as a mutual process.
- Contribute to the ENPHE process from the perspective of being the current and future consumers of education.
Our strategy includes...
Identifying the needs and wants of the students and the teachers and turn them into acceptable and realistic projects by means of problem analysis.
Facilitating communication channels as well as being a communication-link between student and teachers (mediate communication).
Organizing an environment in which students are encouraged to look at physiotherapy related topics from various perspectives. Preferably some of which they would not have the opportunity to look at within their academic environment.
Encouraging students to actively participate in group reflections, in debates and to share their thoughts and ideas.
Inspiring students to develop new ideas, new ways of thinking and we try to make them look at physiotherapy from their open minded perspective. These topics are often philosophical and political.
ENPHE Conference 2023 - Prague, Czech Republic
During the 2023 ENPHE Conference in Prague, we focused on technology in physiotherapy. We counted with a record number of partipants, counting with over 90 students. The day's proceedings commenced with a captivating introductory presentation by Ondrej, who provided a glimpse into the rich culture and interesting aspects of the Czech Republic. Following this, an outdoor session of ice-breaking activities facilitated connections and vibrant interactions among attendees.
Then, Melanie took the stage to introduce students to the ENPHE organization, shedding light on its role in the world of physiotherapy and the opportunities it offers. Further presentations by Nuno and Edvardas offered an in-depth exploration of robotics in physiotherapy, adding to the multifaceted discourse on the fusion of technology and healthcare. Their comprehensive discussion covered various facets, including categories, distinctions from human motion, the economic considerations associated with its implementation, and the most recent research findings on rehabilitation outcomes.
The informative session was followed by an engaging workshop, which focused on exploring the transformative influence of robotics on physiotherapy employment. Participants discussed topics ranging from the prospective integration of robotics into curricula to evaluating the effectiveness of robotic rehabilitation in comparison to traditional methods. Furthermore, the workshop shed light on areas of robotics that require further exploration and attention. This immersive experience empowered students with a deeper understanding of the potential applications of robotics in rehabilitation.
Following this, Ali and Ondrej delivered an insightful presentation on the versatile applications of Virtual Reality (VR) in the realm of physiotherapy, with a particular focus on its role in rehabilitation. Their presentation provided a comprehensive overview of the multifaceted aspects of VR in rehabilitation, explaining how this technology serves as a valuable tool in physiotherapy practice and contributes to educational initiatives within the field.Furthermore, the presentation covered the fascinating connection between VR and empathy, highlighting its significance in patient care. Virtual reality offers a way to teach empathy, which is particularly crucial for the treatment process.
To conclude the day's activities, all participants were provided with a hands-on experience. They had the opportunity to engage with AI (Artificial Intelligence) for movement analysis, as well as explore the applications of AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) for rehabilitation, physical activity enhancement, and empathy training. Additionally, participants explored exergames and the gamification of technology to promote physical activity.
At the end of the day, students engaged in discussions and reflections on what they had learned. It was evident that their interest in the subject matter was sparked. They had a strong desire to explore the possibilities of technology and its applications in physiotherapy.
ENPHE Seminar 2023 - Bergen Norway
During the ENPHE Seminar 2023 in Bergen, our mission for the Students Day was to connect and to add value to physiotherapeutic healthcare with innovative developments. The idea was to learn together in an open minded way and especially to improve our global mindset. We took a look at the History of Physiotherapy, the meaning of Global Mindset and the role of social media as a way to impact the world. We used social media and humour to create attractive videos to raise awareness about several topics, such as adopting a healthy lifestyle.
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