KMTC Partnership with the Jacksons Clinics set to Expand Physiotherapy Training
The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) CEO Dr. Kelly Oluoch has today (June 8, 2022) held discussions with Dr. Richard Jackson and Ms. Anne Jackson, of the Jackson Clinics USA, to pursue expansion of the Physiotherapy course through the mounting of new Higher Diplomas.
Dr. Oluoch appreciated the Jacksons for partnering with the College and being instrumental in advancing the training of Physiotherapists in the country. “In the last few years, there has been a major shift in medical services with rehabilitative medicine receiving as much attention as curative medicine,” he said.
On his part, Dr. Richard Jackson said Jackson Clinics are seeking to support the College in upgrading the Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMT) course into a two (2) year Residence Training programme, which is more specialized and advanced training.
“This programme will be offered on E-learning mode to attract students from across East and Central Africa,” he said. Dr. Richard further stated that his organization is seeking to partner with the College in mounting new courses in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Paediatric Physiotherapy, Gerontology rehabilitation, Integumentary rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and rehabilitation.
The CEO reported that the College has invested heavily in E-learning to give students who are unable to attend classes physically an opportunity to access training virtually.
In addition, in line with the College’s mandate to produce competent health workers capable of addressing emerging and re-emerging challenges in health, Dr. Oluoch said plans are underway to fast-track mounting of the Speech Therapy Course to benefit the public.
The Jacksons have been in a long-running partnership with the College since 2012, when the first Higher Diploma programme in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy was mounted. Since then, the partnership has led to the mounting of Higher Diplomas in Neuro-rehabilitation in 2018 and Pelvic rehabilitation in 2021.