As part of the activities slated for the year 2022 World Physiotherapy Day, the department of Physiotherapy, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), has taken its services to the doorsteps of the residents of Orin-Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
The medical outreach, which was centred on Osteoarthritis and Rheumatology, took place at the Community Hall with Seventy Five (75) people in attendance on Wednesday, including youth and the aged.
PT Adewumi, PT Ogunrinu Ayodeji, PT Odunlade Adekola and PT Daniel Ibidunmoye, all welcomed the attendees for presenting themselves for the medical outreach.
Earlier, High Chief Omotoso, who received the medical personnel on behalf of the monarch, Oba Oluwole Olufemi Ajibewa, The Olorin of Orin-Ekiti, applauded the gesture and urged the residents to take advantage of the exercise.
The Head of Physiotherapy department, Dr Olajide, along other Senior and Junior Officers across cadres were also on ground attending to the people at various service points.
Taking turns to introduce and discuss the topic in Yoruba and dialect, the Physiotherapists enlightened the people on the causes, preventions and management of Osteoarthritis.
The people were charged to place priority on their health and always endeavour to eat a balanced diet. Encouraging them to sleep well on a firm mattress and have enough time to rest, PT Ogunrinu said dedicating their birthdays as well for general medical check up is a good idea.
The aged were urged to always wear slippers with grip and avoid falling. They were charged not to carry heavy load or jump gutters. The farmers were advised to reduce their activities on the farm to prevent recurrent back pain.
Vital signs, body examinations and exercises were conducted on the people and those whose cases required further medical investigations were referred to the appropriate clinics in the hospital.