On the 3rd of March 2019, Mahdi Health Initiative organized the 3rd and final health seminar for this series. The topic discussed was knee injuries related to sports. The seminar was held on the 1st floor of Chilli and Spice Hall and was attended by 19 participants.
The presentation was done by sister Farzana Hasham, a physiotherapist. As a physiotherapist, she deals with such injuries frequently and plays a crucial role in the recovery of such injuries hence we were privileged to have her as a speaker for the event.
The purpose for the seminar was to educate the population of the common knee injuries, how to prevent them and in case injuries do arise then what steps to take to manage the injuries for a quick and smooth recovery.
The presentation involved the mechanism of injury, symptoms and acute management of common knee injuries in sports. The injuries presented on were Cruciate Ligament injury; meniscal tear; Knee dislocations and fracture.
There was also a demonstration of various ways the thigh muscle ( quadriceps and hamstring) stretches could be done wrong and what was the correct way to be done to prevent the knee injuries.
She also talked about a few myths that are believed by many sportsmen and why they are wrong. Among the myths discussed were:
- Wearing a knee brace prevents knee injuries
- Avoid squats as they cause knee injuries
- Strengthening the quadriceps prevents knee injuries.
At the end of the seminar, the participants were given a chance to ask questions on the topic to clear their doubts.
Overall the session was very interactive and informative. The participants left with important information on prevention and management of acute knee injuries that will help them in their sports training.