Patient Education Program

Department of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, School of Physiotherapy, D.Y. Patil University had arranged Patient education program on 5th February 2015 at School of Physiotherapy, 6th floor, ,Medical college building. This programme was the unique effort of Department of Physiotherapy under the expert guidance of Head of Department, Dr. Twinkle Dabholkar. Osteoarthritis of knee has highest incidence which leads to musculoskeletal burden in form of patients visiting physiotherapists.

This education programme was multidisciplinary involving various faculty members from D.Y. Patil hospital and research centre.

Education programme was scheduled in the morning hence a lot of OPD based patient could take its advantage. Programme started with the blessing of Almighty GajananMaharaj.

Dr. Twinkle Dabholkar & Dr. Unnati Pandit, Director , School of Physiotherapy welcomed all the speakers.

First speaker was eminent Orthopaedic surgeon from D.Y. Patil University, Dr. Prakash Samant.

Dr. Samant had briefed the patients with pathophysiological aspect, orthopaedic management, surgical treatment. He also explained them importance of physiotherapy and supportive equipment which patient can use. Session of Dr. Samant was well appreciated by patient and lot of queries were asked at the end which were related to surgical options. Dr. Samant answered all patient questions efficiently & enthusiastically in hindi.

Second speaker ,Dr.Tejashree Dabholkar, Associate Professor in the School of Physiotherapy, ,Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy department had briefed patients with Physiotherapy measures for treatment of osteoarthritis of knee. She also projected few simple videos related to exercises of knee. Exercise information sheets written in hindi was distributed to patients for their reference.

Session was followed by question and answer sessions where patients asked important information related to physiotherapy modalities & exercises.

Third speaker Dr. Datta Patel,consulting dietician from D.Y. Patil university explained importance of weight control and advised them on various healthy dietary food.

Next speaker, Mr. Santosh Raut, Regional Manager of Ottobock company which manufactures various supportive orthotic device, briefed the patients with importance of supportive devices used also shared some of the common cases of his clients which were benefited with their orthosis.

All the sessions ended with vote of thanks to the experts.

Programme continued with free consultation by all experts and lunch for all.

Around 50 patients could take advantage of this programme.

Team of efficient & enthusiastic Physiotherapist ,Dr. Akhila, Dr. SachiSeth, Dr. PriyankaGandhi, Dr. AditiMondkar & Dr. Harshita Patel made this programme successful by their constant help & cooperation.

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