Celebrating World Physiotherapy Day 2020

It's World Physiotherapy Day and we would like to thank all our physiotherapists for their hard work in serving our clients and their families.

This year’s World Physiotherapy Day fell on 8 September and the theme was “Rehabilitation and COVID-19”. Due to the COVID-19 situation, people are spending more time at home, which potentially reduces the amount of physical activities they engage in. It is not uncommon to hear the people around us having issues like back pain and shoulder pain as a result of bad sitting posture or lack of movement.

In response to this, our physiotherapists (PTs) came up with SPD’s very own version of the #flexchallenge which features simple stretches to combat the pains and aches.

The back extension stretch is good for easing back aches and improving body posture
The back extension stretch is good for easing back aches and improving body posture
The hamstring stretch is good for releasing tension in legs and preventing backaches
The hamstring stretch is good for releasing tension in legs and preventing backaches

 

Injecting some fun to the exercises, our PTs also challenged our colleagues in an internal competition to try out the stretches and test their own flexibility. Several of our staff rose to the challenge to vie for the title of SPD’s “Most Flexible Individual”.

Some of the strong contenders and winners of the SPD’s #flexchallenge
Some of the strong contenders and winners of the SPD’s #flexchallenge

 

To increase the awareness of the PT profession among our colleagues on this Physiotherapy Day, the PTs also produced informational videos to give us a brief history of physiotherapy, as well as introduce some of the PTs and the work that they do.

The celebration culminated in a virtual gathering as all staff, both PTs and non-PTs alike, joined in to commemorate this joyous occasion. Many familiar faces were spotted as our former and existing PT colleagues were featured in a video paying tribute to their profession. This has definitely added a meaningful touch to the event as many were thrilled to see their former colleagues!

On this World Physiotherapy Day, we would like to thank all our PTs for their hard work in serving our clients and their families.

 

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