PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS HOLD HEALTH AWARENESS DAY

PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS HOLD HEALTH AWARENESS DAY

UKZN’s final year physiotherapy students, invited by a faith-based organisation, recently held a community health awareness day in the community of Klaarwatwer, in Mariannhill near Durban. Students were under the supervision of Community Clinical Supervisor, Mrs Verusia Chetty.

The day involved health promotion, health education, community based rehabilitation, awareness and community empowerment. Students distributed pamphlets on various aspects of physiotherapy including management and prevention of lifestyle disorders, diabetes management, hypertension, ante-natal education, post-natal education as well as joining the community for fun and games. About 550 members of the community were also treated to relaxation therapy and massages by the students.

The day was a huge success and students recommended that community engagement continues for students in the Physiotherapy Department at UKZN. They also suggested that this should involve a multidisciplinary team within the University fraternity.


author email : francism@ukzn.ac.za