Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy

Past Event

Obesity Screening Camp

WhenWednesday, October 11, 2017    
WhereDr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune

The community Physiotherapy Department of Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune had organized obesity screening camp on the occasion of World Obesity Day at the community Physiotherapy department on 11th October 2017 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

The teaching, non-teaching staff, students, housekeeping and security staffs of the institute were screened for general fitness, risk factors for obesity-specific diseases and to create awareness about the various activities related to obesity prevention that they can carry out in the institute.

Screening and assessment of the participants were done by the postgraduate students. The counseling was carried out by Dr. Joanna Baptist. Dr. Philomena D’Souza and Dr. Priti Lendghar under the guidance of Dr. Manisha Rathi.

Total 152 participants were screened which included assessment for height, weight, blood pressure, % body fat, % body water, muscle mass, BMI, visceral fat, bone mass, BMR, body metabolic age, hip and waist circumference and any other musculoskeletal complaints which were assessed at various stations & were counselled for diet and exercise plan. They were also informed about the obesity clinic in the physiotherapy department that helps for weight management and fitness maintenance.

The Principal appreciated the efforts put by the staff and PG students for carrying out the camp with great enthusiasm.

 The Camp ended with thanking the Principal for all the support required for the smooth conduction of the camp.