Specialty Groups

Community-based Rehabilitation and Primary Healthcare (C&PWG)

Working Group

Community-based Rehabilitation and Primary Healthcare Working Group (C&PWG) is a new Working Group of HKPA endeavours to translate contemporary rehabilitation models, approaches, concepts and research findings into the management of non-communicable diseases, health risk factors, and age-related health/biological declines for healthy and special populations in the community care context.

With aging population and growing numbers of non-hospitalised survivors of childhood- and adult-onset chronic conditions, awareness of the importance of CBR and PHC among government policy makers has been raised and increasingly more new initiatives will be launched.  It’s time to strengthen connections among physiotherapists serving in the community, encompassing NGO, private, HA and the government sectors.

The objectives of the C&PWG are three folds:

  • to advocate cross-sector and cross-NGO service alignment, coordination and collaboration;
  • to improve public’s and academic’s awareness and accessibility to community PT services;
  • to promote specialty in CBR and PHC for professional growth among PTs;

And the ultimate goal is professional and image enhancement of community PT practitioners for attracting and retaining talents in related fields.

Deliverables of the WG in the first 2 years are:

  • to build user-friendly community PT service directories in the new HKPA website for easy searching by the public of the available PT services in the social sector;
  • to collaborate with local academic and training institutes for developing relevant professional trainings for physiotherapists working in the community context;
  • to advocate a continuum of care through Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Medial-Social Collaboration (MSC), and inter-NGO referrals.
EC members Name Working Place
Honorary Advisor Dr NGAI Pui Ching, Shirley The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof. SZETO Pui Yuk, Grace Tung Wah College
Prof. TSANG Wai Nam, William The Open University of Hong Kong
Prof. LEUNG Siu Lun, Arran Caritas Institute of Higher Education
Chairperson Dr SU Yuen Wang, Ivan SAHK
Vice-Chairperson Mr WONG Kwok Cheong, George Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council
Secretary Mr AU YEUNG Kin, Kenneth Healing Hands Physiotherapy Centre
Treasurer Ms WO Chung Ching, Candy Haven of Hope Christian Service
Mr CHAN Kin Tung, Francis Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council
Member Ms Ng Yuk Mun The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation
Mr CHAN Wai Hung, Rex Kwai Tsing Safe Community and Healthy City Association
Mr LAM Wai Shun, Wilson Hong Kong Society for the Blind
Mr LI Tung Yue, Kevin Department of Health
Co-opt Member Mr CHIU Wai Shun, Wilson Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
Mr Wong Siu Keung Yang Memorial Social Service
Invitation of Physiotherapy Programme Leaders of local physiotherapy education institutes visiting NGOs’ services and sharing with the physiotherapists there.
Job Orientation Seminar on Community Physiotherapy for graduating students on 12 June 2020 with presentations from both NGO and private sectors.

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