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For pain-free movement

World World Physical Therapy Day, observed annually on September 8, symbolizes unity and solidarity within the profession. It offers an opportunity to acknowledge the vital contributions of physiotherapy to the health and well-being of individuals and communities while raising awareness about its role in enhancing overall quality of life.

This year's focal point is dedicated to addressing arthritis. Arthritis is characterized by acute or chronic inflammation of the joints, leading to symptoms such as pain, swelling, stiffness, and redness. These symptoms can significantly reduce an individual's functionality and agility. Tatjana Horvat, the head of the Institute of Therapy at Alma Mater, defines arthritis and highlights the importance of regular physical activity in managing various forms of inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis. She has prepared an engaging lecture on this topic for the general public.


Promoting Pain-Free Mobility
Physiotherapists play a pivotal role in pain management and preserving mobility among patients with arthritis. To this end, physiotherapy students at Alma Mater conducted exercises with these patients.

The training regimen included strength and endurance exercises. It is crucial to strike the right balance between rest and activity and select gentle practices on joints and tailored to individual needs and abilities, as emphasized by the student Maja Kramberger.