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Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Awareness Camp on World Parkinson’s Day

Monday, April 11, 2022 |Swarnavihar Retirement Homes, Wakad, Pune |Extension/Social Outreach Activity

World Parkinson’s Day was celebrated on 11th April 2022, at “Swarnavihar Retirement Homes, Wakad, Pune from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The faculty in charge Dr. Rucha Choudhari, and students of MPT-I(Neurosciences) enthusiastically participated in this event. The objective of the event was to make the elderly individuals aware of Parkinson’s disease, to perform a neurological assessment,s and to teach them basic exercises regarding the same. The theme for World Parkinson’s Day 2022 was: “Learn the Signs, Say it’s a Parkinson and do the exercise”.The camp began with an introduction, a speech on awareness about the early signs of Parkinson’s disease along with poster presentations. Then the assessment of every elderly individual was done in the form of demographic data, cognitive function using the MMSE scale, muscle balance, and coordination and gait. All the participants were taught basic exercises for Parkinson’s disease such as warm-up exercises, Range of motion exercises, Stretching exercises, and balance exercises. A total of 11 elderly individuals benefitted.

The program ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Rucha Choudhari(PT); thanking the Principal, Dr. Tushar Palekar Sir, and the management for giving an opportunity to conduct this social event.