Medical Rehabilitation Administration
Head of Department
Dr. Ebere Yvonne Ihegihu is a SENIOR LECTURER and HOD MEDICAL REHABILITATION AND PHYSIOTHERAPY Department, Faculty Of Health Science And Technology in Nnamdi Azikiwe University
The Department of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) offers a five-year programme leading to Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy [BMR (PT)]. Physiotherapy is a health care profession which utilizes physical agents such as heat, light, water, electricity, massage, manipulations, mechanical appliances etc; manual procedures and therapeutic exercises in the treatment and management of injuries and diseases. Physiotherapy is concerned with identifying and maximising quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well-being. Physiotherapy involves the interaction between physiotherapist, patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physiotherapists.
The Physiotherapy profession has several established and emerging sub-specialty areas which include but are not limited to: Orthopaedics and Sports, Neurology, Paediatrics, Cardiorespiratory, Women Health, Community based rehabilitation, Ergonomics, Geriatrics.
The Nigerian Medical Rehabilitation Therapists’ Registration Board (MRTB) regulates the training and the practice of physiotherapists.
Our Vision: To be a training institution of excellence in Physiotherapy and centre for life changing researches.
Our Mission: To be a training institution providing Nigeria and other countries of the world with high quality manpower, well-versed in the theoretical and practical aspects of physiotherapy and prepared to take up positions in the areas of clinical practice, teaching and research in Physiotherapy.