- Two-day health camp to offer free check-up related to joint pains
- World Physiotherapy Day this year focuses on osteoarthritis
- Day celebrated to raise awareness on physiotherapy and honour work of physiotherapists
Mumbai, 15th September 2022: Sunandan Divatia School of Science, part of the prestigious SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), commemorated the occasion of ‘World Physiotherapy Day’ by organising a two-day free health camp which was inaugurated by Dr. Ramesh Bhat, Vice Chancellor, NMIMS. The camp was for its faculty, staff and students.
The World Physiotherapy Day is being celebrated on 8th September across the globe to raise awareness about treatments through physiotherapy and honouring the vital services provided by physiotherapists for restoring people’s physical health.
This year, the day focused on ‘osteoarthritis’, a most common form of bone degeneration effecting over 500 million people around the world. The ailment occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down over time.
The camp, organised by the department of physiotherapy at Sunandan Divatia School of Science, on September 7 and September 8, offered diagnosis and treatment advice to its faculty, staff and students. The physiotherapy team also engaged with the staff members to educate them about osteoarthritis and responded to their queries.
Dr. Purvi Bhatt, Associate Professor & HOD, Biological Sciences, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, NMIMS said: “At NMIMS, it is our constant endeavor to bring in a positive difference in the community through awareness campaigns on such health issues. We recognize the remarkable work done by our physiotherapy department in ensuring physical well being of the people. The two day camp has seen an extraordinary effort in sensitizing the public about symptoms, prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis.”
Dr. Ali Irani, Honorary Professor, Physiotherapy at Sunandan Divatia School of Science, gave a special talk and guidance on the occasion about measures that can be useful to prevent joint pain. Focussing on the importance of physical activity, exercise, right eating habits and correct body postures, Dr Irani said: “About 80 percent of us are suffering from some kind of joint pain and the main reasons for that are unhealthy food, sedentary lifestyles that lead to lethargy & obesity. In today’s fast paced life it is extremely important that we take some time out everyday and dedicate it to our own health and wellness. Simple activities like walking daily or swimming can prove to be beneficial for our joints in the long run. We need to invest now in our health rather than look for shortcuts later”
Dr. Mansi Bhartiya, Assistant Professor, Physiotherapy at Sunandan Divatia School of Science, NMIMS said, “The last few years of Covid lockdown has put a serious dent on the physical movement and activity of people across the world. Osteoarthritis, a silent disease inflicting millions across the globe. General public should ensure that they maintain physical activity, a normative weight and healthy diet, to keep Osteoarthritis at bay. They should also seek appropriate medical and physiotherapy advice once signs like pain, stiffness, muscle soreness and restricted joint mobility develop”.
Sunandan Divatia School of Science is a Centre of Excellence in the domain of pure and Applied Science and was initiated with a focus on research in biological sciences. SDSOS offers programs at undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral levels that are highly innovative and interdisciplinary. The focus is to generate a pool of highly qualified scientific talent to fulfil the needs of academic and research institutions as well as demands in an industry setting.
Established in 1981, NMIMS is today recognized as a globally reputed university with strong industry linkages. It offers multiple disciplines across eight campuses that consist of 17 specialized schools, more than 17,000 full-time participants, and 800+ full-time faculty members, 10 faculty members with Fulbright Scholarship and Humboldt International Scholarship for post-doctoral researchers. Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM) laid the foundation stone of this esteemed university, with the aim to cater to the rising demand of management institutes in the country. It is known for its consistent academic quality and research-focused approach towards holistic education. SVKM’s NMIMS has been granted Category-I University status by Graded Autonomy Regulation 2018 by MHRD/UGC, and NMIMS Mumbai Campus is NAAC accredited with A+ (CGPA of 3.59.)