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Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy

World Arthritis Day

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 |Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri |Events

D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pimpri, Pune celebrated “World Arthritis Day” on 12 October 2019. The Camp was headed by Dr.Roopa Desai and Post Graduate Musculoskeletal Elective Students. To start with, various explanatory charts and photographs pertaining to the causes and risk factors of Arthritis were made by the students involved in this event. The theme for World Arthritis Day was “Time to work Don't Delay, Connect Today” tag of this day aimed to highlight that early diagnosis of Arthritis and access to treatment can prevent further damage and reduce the burden on Individuals and Society. Patients and the general public were gathered in the Physiotherapy OPD of Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy. Patients were explained about the basic pathology of the disease and how it affects the joints of the body. The patients were also informed about how arthritis can be effectively managed through early intervention, minimizing symptoms with an improved working environment. Delays in treatment, however, can result in significant disability, including irreversible damage to joints, tissues as well as decreased life expectancy. At last, the awareness activity was closed with one on one session by the staff and students for individual queries, assessment, and screening of any musculoskeletal complaints of the patients.