Father of Physiotherapy
Pehr Henrik Ling (15 November 1776 in Södra Ljunga – 3 May 1839 in Stockholm) pioneered the teaching of physical education in Sweden. Ling is credited as the father of Swedish massage.
OATH OF A PHYSIOTHERAPIST
In the presence of my colleagues, friends, families and teachers and in view of the honoured profession I am entering into, I solemnly and willingly state that I dedicate myself to the following :-
I will practice Physiotherapy with compassion for the vulnerabilities in each of my patient and will work to preserve their dignity and promote their health and welfare.
I will value the lives of my patients, as I value my own life, through my concern of their significance and with respect for them and confidential nature of our relationship.
I will be humble.
I will recognize my limitations and will continue to consult with my colleagues and co-workers for knowledge with which I can better treat my patients and for the inspiration to expand and augment my education.
I will share my knowledge with my colleagues and patients freely with compassion and patience.
I will work towards the improvement of quality of life for all my patients.
I will honour the choices that my patients make with respect to their wishes and needs.
I will not harm any other human being.
I will work to improve the practice of Physiotherapy so that all who seek it will receive treatment which is proper ethical and just.
I will not allow my judgement regarding the practice of my profession to be influenced by race, creed, religion, greed or unethical behavior.
I will expect the same behavior from my colleagues and co- workers.
Thus, with the oath, I freely accept the obligations and rewards which will accompany my practice of Physiotherapy.
The core values of Oyster College of Physiotherapy define who WE ARE as an institution. They permeate all that we do and say as an institution and we pledge ourselves to demonstrate them as we work with our students and communities. These core values include:
Wisdom – We desire to follow good judgment, clear understanding, and intellectual knowledge in order to achieve the best possible outcome in all situations.
Excellence – We commit to the highest professional standards of quality, integrity, and performance in our programs, services, and operations.
Accountability – We employ data-driven decision-making, assessment of performance, and evaluation of results in a quest for continuous improvement.
Respect – We acknowledge the value and dignity of each member of the college family and choose to treat one another as we want to be treated.
Enthusiasm – We display a passion and an excitement for our work and believe every day provides opportunities to have a positive impact on the lives of the people we serve and support.
Efficiency - We pledge to be efficient stewards of the resources entrusted to our care to ensure maximum benefit for the college and the community.
Creativity – We cultivate an environment that seeks innovative solutions to challenges through exploration, analysis, experimentation, and adaptation.
The goals of the College of Physiotherapy are:
To impart best of the professional knowledge available and make it possible for students to become exemplary citizens who will adhere to the code of ethics and professional conduct while fulfilling their personal, social and professional obligations.