As part of FIFA’s women’s football development program, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has embarked on a crucial initiative, organizing a physiotherapists workshop.

This workshop, designed to enhance the capabilities of physiotherapists within the FKF Women’s Premier League (FKF WPL) and FKF Women’s National Super League (FKF WNSL) clubs, commenced today, Monday, October 2, 2023, at the Sportsview Hotel.

The primary objective of this initiative is to build the capacity of physiotherapists operating in both leagues. Ultimately, this investment aims to provide female footballers with access to professionally trained physiotherapists who can offer comprehensive care, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and injury rehabilitation.

Over the course of the workshop, 28 participants will benefit from the expertise of facilitators from the Physiotherapists Council of Kenya. The initial two days will focus on imparting essential knowledge and skills to the attendees.

On the third day, Psychology Counselor Wammbeyi Abishag will lead a session on mental health, touching on subjects such as the role of physiotherapy for women in sports, the benefits of psychological health for women in sports, and ethical issues on mental health.

On the last day, the participants will engage with FIFA expert Mrs. Nonhlanhla Sharon Mkumbuzi, who will teach them about Sex/ Gender differences, hormones, African Nutrition, and LEA and Hydration and Recovery

During the opening ceremony, FKF NEC Women’s Representative, Margaret Omondi expressed, “We are fully committed to the advancement of women’s football. We’ve undertaken significant initiatives, such as our active participation in the FIFA Women’s Football Campaign, and now, we’re proud to introduce this physiotherapist workshop that is part of the FIFA league development program.”

The Chairman of the Physiotherapist Council of Kenya, Mr. Henry Opondo, lauded the Federation’s efforts in taking up this program to ensure that their physiotherapists have proper skills and knowledge that is positive for the players.

“The Federation’s commitment to enhancing their physiotherapists’ skills is commendable, and this will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the players.”

The workshop is scheduled to run until Thursday, October 5, 2023, marking a crucial milestone in the development of women’s football in Kenya

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