Physiotherapy department hosted two professional athletes with disabilities, Darko Đurić and Nino Batagelj


Students who selected the elective course Sports activities of people with disabilities hosted two professional athletes with disabilities during their Saturday classes under the mentorship of their lecturer Tine Kovačič. Two athletes, who visited them, were Paralympic athlete Darko Đurić, who is also the World and European champion in swimming, and Nino Batagelj, who obtained great results at the most recent European Championship in dancing.

Both athletes shared their life experiences and excellent sports results with the future graduates of physiotherapy, while at the same time talking about inclusion in sports. Third year students thus had the chance to learn about the current issues in physiotherapy that deals with excellent athletes with disabilities, the important role of physical therapist during rehabilitation after injury, during training for competitions and prevention of sports injuries as well as rehabilitation of sports injuries.