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World Physiotherapy Day 2022

World Physiotherapy Day 2022

This to formally announce and also invite us to this year’s World Physiotherapy Day/Week commencing from the 5th till 9th September 2022

Theme: OSTEOARTHRITIS and the role of Physiotherapy in its management and prevention

The schedule of the event is as highlighted in the attached

Kindly join us in the celebration

Your support is deeply appreciated as always

Thank you.


World Physiotherapy Day 2022

Theme: Osteoarthritis(OA) and the role of Physiotherapy in the prevention and management

Did you know that:

πŸ“ OA is the leading cause of disability around the world

πŸ“ 520 millions of people around the world have OA

πŸ“ In a global🌎 study of 291 conditions, hip and knee 🦡🏽OA was ranked as the 11th highest contributor to disabilityπŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ¦½πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ¦―

πŸ“ What is OA? What are the causes of OA? What are the facts and myths about OA and How can Physiotherapy help with the menace 😰😫😩of OA?

These and many more are the reasons for bringing up a staff sensitization on the topic especially as it relates to our workplaces and service delivery environments in LIMH

Join us in the celebration as we come to learn, unlearn and relearn about OA.

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Lagos Island Maternity Hospital Begins Celebration of Year 2022 World Physiotherapy Week

πŸ”΄Day 1

Lagos Island Maternity Hospital commenced the celebration of Year 2022 World Physiotherapy Week on the Monday 5th September with an awareness creation and sensitisation to patients, relatives and staff of the hospital.

The event held with the collaboration of the Marketing and Outreach Committee of the hospital under the theme:
Osteoarthritis; The Role of Physiotherapy in its Prevention and Management in the respective outpatient clinics, departments and units of the hospital.

Staff members of the Physiotherapy Department ably led the Head of the Department Miss. Alabi M.M. took turns to give the awareness and sensitisation talks.

While giving her talk, she described osteoarthritis as a disease of the joints which commonly affects the knee and the hip joints.

She went further to explain the causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms and how it could be prevented and managed.

The importance of exercise as the bedrock of physiotherapy practice was stressed to prevent/ delay the onset and manage osteoarthritis.

Other speakers from the department were PT. Nwokocha Chioma, PT.Olalere Yussuf and PT Olaniyi Ifeoluwa.

Interactive discussions held both in English and in the indigenous language- Yoruba for a better understanding and fliers were distributed as a take home reminder.

Below are some of the pictures taken during the event .πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌ




Lagos Island Maternity Hospital continued the celebration of Year 2022 World Physiotherapy Week on Tuesday 7th September with a seminar which was attended by various staff members of the hospital.

The event began at around 2:05pm in the afternoon and held at the conference room of the hospital which was anchored by Dr. Moibi Ayobami- Registrar Obs.& Gyn.

As part of the agenda for the programme, Physiotherapist (PT). Olaniyi anchored a brief aerobic exercise session to get staff members warmed up to the occasion .

Two spectrum of presentations on the theme:
Osteoarthritis; The Role of Physiotherapy in its Prevention and Management took place.

The first presentation with the topic: Managing Osteoarthritis and its multidisciplinary approach was delivered by a guest speaker Dr. Adegbite Olawale (Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon) who spoke extensively about the risk factors of osteoarthritis, the local names of the joint disease across various ethnicity in Nigeria, arthroplasty procedure, arthroscopy, the risk factors and many other note-worthy details of the condition.

The second presentation was taken by an in- house Senior PT. Nwokocha Chioma who gave a detailed explanation of the role of Physiotherapy as regards preventing and managing the condition.

She stated that exercise remains one of the best ways to manage the condition and that the importance of seeking the intervention of a professional in other to know the most appropriate exercise for every individual can not be overemphasized.

She also encouraged the need to talk to a Physiotherapist for an individualised exercise programme when faced with osteoarthritis.

After the presentations, an interactive session took place to shed more light on osteoarthritis and how it affects staff members and work lifes.

It was indeed an eye opener as
members of staff spoke extensively about their positive personal experiences with Physiotherapy.

The Medical Director/Chief Executive Officer of Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, Dr Olufemi Omololu addressed the audience and encouraged them to imbibe a healthy workplace lifestyle to prevent osteoarthritis.

The Head of Department, Physiotherapy in the person of Miss. Alabi Mistura M. also addressed the members of staff and encouraged them to revive the aerobic exercise sessions that became moribund due to low participation in the past.

As part of the event, practical demonstrations with emphasis on appropriate weighting lifting, proper posture and positioning for different activities of daily living were done by PT. Olaniyi Ifeoluwa.

The event was brought to a close at around 3:40pm with the distribution of analgesic gels to all attendees for musculoskeletal pain relief.
Below are some of the pictures taken during the event .πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌ



The celebration of the World Physiotherapy Week continued in Lagos Island Maternity Hospital on the 8th September which was the day earmarked for the celebration, with a Community Outreach to Lagos East LCDA Secretariat

There was a collaboration between LIMH and the LCDA where members of the community and staff of the LCDA were mobilised for the program at the Cathedral School hall, Broad Street, Lagos Island.

The objective of the outreach was to give advocacy and sensitisation on the theme; Osteoarthritis and the Roles of Physiotherapy in the Management and Prevention to the residents and staff members of the Lagos East LCDA.

In her opening remark the HOD Physiotherapy Department, Miss. Mistura Alabi explained the reason for the advocacy and sensitisation which was to educate attendee on the theme.

Goodwill message was given by the Apex Nurse, LIMH ably represented by Chief Matron(Mrs.) Gani- Kale.

The advocacy that took a multidisciplinary approach was done by giving brief presentations from the other professionals in the management of Osteoarthritis. Speakers were Dietician & Nutritionist; Odugbade Funmi and Pharmacist; Odusegun Ibitola.

A very detailed presentation was given by Physiotherapist, Olalere Yussuf who talked described OA, causes of OA, signs and symptoms, risk factors etc.

The HOD Physiotherapy department discussed on the challenges of OA and role of Physiotherapy. She emphasized that Physiotherapy remains the first line and corner stone in the management of OA.

The audience was sensitised on the need for regular exercises and adoption of proper postures, positioning, weight lifting etc when performing activities of daily living with practical demonstrations as explained by PT. Olalere Yussuf.

Aerobic exercise and dance therapy sessions were part of activities for the day were coordinated by both PTs Akinloye and Olaniyi as it is general believe that exercise is medicine.

The BP, Weight and BMI of close to 100 community members was done and appropriately counselled with individuals with OA whose BMI were found to be high and obesed were encouraged and referred to LIMH for the females and General Hospital for the males for proper management.

Mrs. Adekakun T. ; HOD Accounts gave the vote of thanks at the close of the programme and a photography session held afterwards.

Also in attendance was the Chairman, Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy,Lagos State Chapter in person of Dr. Remi Durojaiye; a Consultant Women’s Health Physiotherapist.
These are some of the pictures taken during the event πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌ


The final day of the β€œWORLD PHYSIOTHERAPY WEEK” celebration which was the luncheon and award presentation & recognition took place at the Onikan Youth Centre, Onikan

It was anchored by PT Elegbeleye and PT Amazu Ada and program kickstarted with an opening prayer by the Deputy Director of Physiotherapy; Dr. Akande A.(PT.)

Two presentations were done on roles of Physiotherapy in the management and prevention of Osteoarthritis.

The first speaker in person of Professor Femi Adebiyi PT. elaborated and discussed on the dangers of managing this condition with drugs and injections alone, instead of proper conservative management.

The second speaker in person of Consultant Dr Adegbite( Orthopedic surgeon, GH), took the audience through the non conservative management of osteoarthritis and further emphasized that it does not end there and management is multi-disciplinary.

Following these Clinical presentations, two Pharmaceutical companies; Fastum gel and Generics also gave a 5mins presentation showcasing their products, how they work and what they’re made up of.

The opening address was given by the Director of Physiotherapy services HSC; Dr Ayo Oni, who showed immense appreciation to the Health Service Commission for their constant support towards the growth, development and expansion of the profession.

He further talked on the groundwork his predecessors had laid down for him, which he has dutifully followed to get the profession to where it is today.

He encouraged Physiotherapists to keep up the good work and pleaded with the Commission to keep being open to our needs and requests.

Goodwill message was given by the Chairman of Nigeria society of Physiotherapy Lagos State Chapter ; Dr Remilekun Durojaiye, who expressed her gratitude to the Health Service Commission for helping to foster the growth of the profession and expressed how glad she was about the level of awareness and attraction Physiotherapy profession was getting.

Another Goodwill message was as well given by the Permanent Secretary of Health Service Commission, in person of Dr Benjamin Eniayewun, he commended all Physiotherapist present for their doggedness and resilience in their requests for the needs and requirements of the profession and following through with executions of their goals and objectives.

He also commended all PTs present on their professionalism and urged them to keep up the good work.

Award presentation held which was anchored by the DPTS; Dr Ayo Oni, who encouraged the awardees not to relent in their work and keep forging on.

Thereafter; cutting of the cake and photo session followed and a closing remarks was given by the hosts.

Present in the event were MDs/CEOs of about 8 hospital who graced the event inclusive of our very own delectable amiable and motivational Dr. Omololu Olufemi.

Vote of thanks given by Dr(Mrs) Abiola cole PT and the program was brought to a close at around 3:15pm.

Below are some of the pictures taken during the event.πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌ


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