Mangaluru, Sep 7: On the occasion of the World Physiotherapy Day celebration with the universal theme of osteoarthritis, Institute of Physiotherapy, Srinivas University organised an ‘Osteoarthritis awareness Mini marathon’ Tuesday, September 6 at 7 am within the Mangaluru city and covered distance of 7 km.
The programme was inaugurated by Dr Kamalakannan and Dr Premkumar, faculties of Physiotherapy, Srinivas University. Around 80 runners including staffs and students took part in this awareness marathon with the moto of giving awareness to general public regarding osteoarthritis and role of physiotherapy in preventing and managing osteoarthritis. Six stations were arranged in different areas of the city for providing water and energy drink for the runners. The public were also provided with the pamphlets and encouraged them to attend the free physiotherapy camp held at physiotherapy OPD, in Pandeswar campus for diagnosing osteoarthritis and providing treatment with preventive measures. The valediction of completion of marathon was done by respectful assistant commissioner of Police Traffic, Geetha Kulkarni.
Dr S Rajasekar, dean, Institute of Physiotherapy conveyed his gratitude to the police department for their guidance in making the marathon a great success without affecting the public transport.