European University of Lefke Faculty of Health Sciences Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department organized a workshop themed “Elastic Resistance Exercise Training and Exercise Examples in the light of Scientific Evidences”.
In the morning program of the workshop which took place at EUL Faculty of Health Sciences Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department Exercise Unit, theoretical lectures were offered on topics such as; “Freestyle weight or elastic resistance ?, Which color band should I choose for the patient ?, How should I advance the exercise ?, Positioning the patient and the band”. In the afternoon program of the workshop, exercise Examples in the light of scientific evidences were conducted. Dokuz Eylül University Academy of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Department of Geriatrics Academician Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nursen İlçin attended the workshop as an instructor.
İlçin: “It is very important for us that the exercises are loved and sustained by the patients”
Pointing out that regardless of the age group (children, geriatric, sporter) a physiotherapist should provide muscle strengthening exercises and said that “It is very important for us that these exercises are loved and sustained by the patients, since the exercise can be given up by practitioners after a while, no matter correct you show the exercise. Our goal is to make the exercises fun and make sure that they are done in a correct way”. İlçin stated that the number of exercises that can be given for the muscles varied with bands and that exercises made with these bands are more fun exercises when compared with weight machines and sand bags.
İlçin said that the exercises given by the physiotherapist after an accurate evaluation can be done at home, and added that these bands used in strengthening exercises are preferred frequently in home programs and they are practical.
Certificate of participation were presented to the Faculty of Health Sciences Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department fourth year students at the end of the workshop.
Students expressed their views on the workshop as follows;
Barış Keçeci: I am from Ankara, I am a fourth year student in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department. I love my department, we are lucky to be offered practical lessons. Workshops are held each year with increasing numbers and we are very pleased with our workshops. I understood the quality of the education I got from my department while I was doing my internship. My opinions about elastic band application that we saw today are very positive. I have learned how to use elastic band in many different areas and shapes. I would like to thank Head of the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department Assistant Professor Gülbin Ergin for this opportunity.
Salih Demirel: I am from Siirt. I preferred EUL on my friend’s advice. The practices held in the department are of high quality. I think that different workshops held every year and will lead me in my professional life in the future. It is very important and instructive for us that our teachers share with us their experiences. Our workshops are efficient and fun. I would like to thank the EUL Physiotherapy department, which offered us with the opportunity of participating in the workshop.
Muhammed Sabri Sancar: I preferred EUL because I heard very positive things about the university and I am very pleased with my decision. The possibilities offered to us by our teachers and department is very nice and motivating. The practices were very good and efficient.