Dana Maki wins 3rd place at physical therapy conference in Taiwan
Dana Maki, who is pursing a PhD in Physiotherapy for Lower Back Pain at King’s College London, UK attended the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Conference in Taiwan this September, and won third place for a paper she presented on the translation and cultural adaptation of the Roland-Morris Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire into Arabic.
“The conference was a great opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with physiotherapists working in the Middle East and Asia,” says Dana. “I met the head of the WCPT and she said she was pleased to see someone represent Bahrain.”
Dana explains that the Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire is a very beneficial tool that measures disability and functional loss secondary to Low Back Pain.
“The development of the Arabic version will help identify patients and the problems Low Back Pain patients suffer from to enhance orthopedic and physiotherapy treatment in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and any can be used in any Arabic-speaking country,” says Dana. “I felt honored to win the prize and it was amazing to get my PhD research recognized internationally.”