Victoria University hosts Dr. Chakshu Kathuria from PhysioNeeds Academy, New Delhi, India.


Victoria University Kampala has hosted Dr. Chakshu Kathuria a scholar from PhysioNeeds Academy, New Delhi, India.

The Scholar was received and welcomed by Dr. Krishna N. Sharma the Dean- Faculty of Health Sciences. Victoria University Kampala.

Dr. Chakshu came to Victoria University to conduct a workshop ON BASIC DRY NEEDLING TECHIQUES for skill development of physiotherapy, nursing, midwifery, and medical students and professionals.

The scholar has a teaching experience of more than 7 years in around 5 Asian and Middle East countries. And this this workshop is her first one in Africa.

Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use (where allowed by state law) to treat myofascial pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points.

Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling, include trigger point dry needling, and intramuscular manual therapy.

In cases when dry needling is used by physical therapists, it is typically 1 technique that’s part of a larger treatment plan.

Physical therapists use dry needling with the goal of releasing or inactivating trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion.

Preliminary research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the patient’s return to active rehabilitation.

The workshop was conducted at Victoria University Kampala found on Victoria Towers, Plot 1-13, Jinja Road Kampala, Uganda.

Participants during the workshop
The workshop that started on 1st July and ends today on 2nd July 2017 was attended by Victoria University students at a free cost but the course and its contents costs between 1,000-1,200 USDs as a part of staff exchange and capacity building program.

Victoria University signed a memorandum of understanding with  PhysioNeeds Academy, New Delhi, India which includes Research collaboration, staff and student exchange programs, joint certificate and diploma programs, International clinical placements and internship, capacity building.

The dean Faculty of Health Sciences Victoria University Kampala Dr. Krishna N. Sharma said that he was overwhelmed with the collaboration and he also said that the institution is eagerly looking for more similar programs to benefit Victoria University students so that they may work anywhere in the world without any gap.

The signing of the MOU between Victoria University and PhysioNeeds Academy, New Delhi, India
In presence during the signing of the MOU was the Ag. Vice Chancellor- Mr. Joseph Nyakana who applauded Dr. Chakshu Kathuria  and the PhysioNeeds Academy, New Delhi, India for the collaboration.

Dr. Chakshu also launched her book on dry needling titled “COMPREHENSIVE DRY NEEDLING”

Victoria University Ag. Vice Chandellor- Mr. Joseph Nyakana, Dr. Krishna N. Sharma The dean Faculty of Health Sciences Victoria University and Dr. Chakshu Kathuria launching the book “COMPREHENSIVE DRY NEEDLING”>
The 2017 Aug-Sept intake at Victoria University are open to everyone in any Faculty for any course.

For admissions Contact the admissions team on WHATSAPP +256700300088, email:, or call Tel: (+256) 417 727 000, or Visit us at Victoria Towers, Plot 1-13, Jinja Road

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