Above all I enjoy working as a Physiotherapist at Zero Clubfoot-----Mr. Mohammad Kayes Emon
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This is Mohammad Kayesh Emon has been working as a Project Officer (Physiotherapist and Ponseti Practitioner) at the Zero Clubfoot project of Lion Mukhlesur Rahman Foundation (LMRF) for last three years. Here I have tried my best to outline the write up in accordance to the theme of World Physical Therapy Day: Fulfilling Potential towards raising awareness of ‘the impact physical therapists have in helping people with long-term conditions achieve their goals, fulfills their potential and participate fully in society… Alike other developing countries in Bangladesh poor people generally suffer from pain and different disabilities which can be treated moderately by physical therapy and it gives a huge ground to contribute to those people. Then I thought, as it is a newly emerging and challenging area, it is the field which can satisfy me better in pursuing my career and took decision to be a Physiotherapist. Now, I am enjoying it so much. Working with ZCF team is a wonderful opportunity as well as a matter of great pleasure which fortunate me with hands on working experience and the chance of helping destitute people. Hereby I enjoy the mental satisfaction and feel motivated. We, Team ZCF, periodically get training from our internal training team of Dr. Shamim Khan, Dr. M.O.F Faisal and Mr. Hossain Baker. We also learnt actively from international Ponseti trainer Dr. Paul Wade. What we learnt from Dr. Paul was amazing. He trained us every single step of Ponseti treatment in details. We work under close supervision of Dr. Khan and our clinical activities are being monitored by M & E team every month. All these things keep me on track and help to enrich my expertise while improving our clinical services. It is a great pleasure to me; here I can contribute to other project management activities along with clinical service provision. I feel proud of being with Team ZCF. In last few words, I already have uttered what I feel. Above all I enjoy working as a physio at ZCF. My clinics are in the rural areas. Therefore, I can meet with different people from all walks of life, am privileged to visit different parts of my country. Sometimes extensive field visit makes me tired, but that evaporates immediately whenever I see smiling faces of Clubfoot treated children and their parents. I feel the happiness seeing parents’ tears of joys. As Ponseti practitioner, I think three things are working as constituent phenomenon: passion, care and smiling. Combining these three facts the total Ponseti treatment is working. It is obvious that the Ponseti technique, required intensive care and long tailed follow up procedure maintenance and therefore a Ponseti practitioner should be more careful & has to concentrate on inspection, casting and tenotomy performing. After the small operation by surgeon then we are giving foot abduction brace for protection. It is also equally important to have a friendly relationship with parents and physio. From my point of view, treating a clubfoot patient is like curing future of my country, my nation and reshaping the fortune of a future citizen. Personally, I deeply perceived the vision of ZCF No more walking with Clubfoot. In the future, I would like to contribute more not only country level, but also at international level. As Physiotherapist, I think it is a better place to do something good for the society. I love to be part of real change maker by treating clubfoot children as a Physiotherapist come Ponseti practitioner.