“Physiotherapists also play an important part in scheduling and designing practice sessions for athletes,” was a general conclusion voiced at the 7th Professional Day of Physiotherapy held at the University of Debrecen.
Sports injuries and their rehabilitation was the central topic of discussions and presentations at the Professional Day of Physiotherapy hosted for the seventh time by Faculty of Public Health and Hungarian Confederatation for Physical Therapy on May 20.
The almost 200-strong crowd of participants, consisting of practicing physiotherapists and university students could learn about methods and implements of physiotherapy applied by professional experts of physical therapy when covering leisure-time and competitive sports activities.
“Top-level competitive athletes keep on setting up record after record, while they are trying to stretch the limits of their performance capabilities through training and practicing harder and harder. They do not have enough time for the rehabilitation of injuries caused by overuse and overload, specifically because of the ever growing expectations, which is why it is more common for them to get injured again and again. As far as amateurs are concerned, they come across more and more different types and forms of workout even at the non-professional level, and they oftentimes do not have the proper information concerning the hazards inherent in them. Since they have no idea regarding the optimal amount of practice required for their individual purposes, they are also very often prone to suffering injuries. The complex and efficient rehabilitation in these cases is only possible if there is well-organized teamwork supporting the program,” said Ilona Veres Balajti
, Head of the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Debrecen.
She also noted that prevention always has an important role in planning practice schedules, as the physiotherapists can design the appropriate practice sequences through their knowledge of new therapeutic implements, with an eye to both the efficiency and hazards thereof.
At this professional day, participants could also take part in a complex health condition checkup, including tests of their blood sugar and blood oxygen levels, blood pressure and cholesterol level, and even the functional condition of their spine, the implementation of which was sponsored by the Student Self-Government of the University of Debrecen.