KATHMANDU, Dec 10: When Samridhi Rana talks about her work, and her patients, she does it with so much devotion as well as enthusiasm that you’re sure she’s good at what she does. In her late 20s now, Rana has been practicing physiotherapy for two years and is currently working as Consultant Physiotherapist at Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu for the past eight months.
Rana has also worked as a journalist with VOW magazine before she decided to practice physiotherapy full time.
At the time when I was to do my Bachelors, physiotherapy was a relevantly new and upcoming subject and so I decided to pursue it. I studied physiotherapy from Rai Foundation College in Faridabad, India.
What’s the nature of your work?
As a physiotherapist, I rehabilitate disorders, dysfunction and impairments to help improve a person’s medical condition or/and restore physical functions. The goal is to make one’s daily tasks easier and to bring it to the maximum functional capacity, whether it’s for a stroke patient, a person with degenerative joint disorders like bilateral knee arthritis, or simply a neck pain due to repetitive positions, like using the laptop.
What do you love the most about your job?
Everyday, I go to work knowing that my patients need me. Medicines can only work to a certain point and so physiotherapy is important in rehabilitating patients to their capacity. The joy in helping them is what prompts me.
As for where I work, Norvic is an institution I always wanted to be a part of and I’m loving every bit being in this family. The doctors, nurses, housekeeping, and management – everyone’s full of life, positivity and energy.
What are some of your working principles as a physiotherapist?
I believe it’s up to the individual when it comes to how the person views his/her profession and at what level he/she places it. I put in my best in what I do. I make sure that I spend quality time with my patients and take a holistic approach in interacting with as well as healing them. It’s a hands-on job and can be very tiring, but like I said, the people I meet and who help me get me going.
Now, I’m also looking to explore speech therapy as it compliments physiotherapy and will further help my patien