Back Week 2003

Back Week 2003

8-12 September 2003. "20 years back and the future starts now".

It is the 20th anniversary of our PHYSIOTHERAPY BACK WEEK and we are planning a bumper week, full of activities around the country. To make this initiative successful we need to call on all our resources within the society.

The theme: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING AHEAD.

We will be covering all previous themes and for the future we urge to keep moving and check posture (even when relaxing!)

Because this is a celebration week with lots of activity this year we have to work as a team and stick to a pre-approved game plan.

THE BACK WEEK 2003 GAME PLAN:

Target areas: The child

Care giver

Women

Disabled

Bone and joint disease

Motorist

Industrial worker

Office worker

The elderly

Keep moving

Relaxation posture

Stress and back pain

Responsible groups:

1. National schools and hospital group: To cover the fields of back care and the child in schools. The caregiver in hospitals. The PhysioFriends will be allocated to this group for Back Week.

2. Women`s Health Group: To cover areas of pregnancy and back care; breast feeding and back care and caring for a small child and back care at clinics, nursing homes and articles in women`s health magazines.

3. Neuro Rehab. Group: To cover the disabled and rehabilitation

4. Manipulative Group: To cover the bone and joint disease group

5. Sports Group: To cover the KEEP MOVING theme. To interview famous sport stars -their views on back care.

Introducing Pilates on ball around the country.

Investigate possibilities of sponsored golf days or fun runs.

6. Acupuncture group: To cover stress and back pain.

7. Provincial Groups: To cover the motorist- leave pamphlets at garages, industrial worker, office worker, the elderly- visiting old age homes.

1. For relaxation posture we will investigate the possibility of making an animated advertisement to be screened on cinema screen

2. Students Group: To cover the Birth Day celebration theme.( Almost like a Physio Rag Day)


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