Kenya joins the rest of the world in marking physiotherapy day
On Thursday the country marked the world physiotherapy day, dedicated to raise awareness about the crucial role physiotherapists play in keeping people fit and improving quality of life.
The theme this year is “Prevention and Management of Osteoarthritis” aptly so because 520 million people around the world have osteoarthritis. To commemorate the day, the Kenya Society of Physiotherapists in collaboration with Kenyatta National Hospital and Kenya Medical Training College Nairobi facilitated the main event where patients were screened on site as they took part in a 7km walk accompanied by a police band.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, as it occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down over time. Risk factors for developing osteoarthritis include age, obesity, muscle weakness and joint injury such as sports or activities
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