The Macau Physical Therapists Association (MPTA) followed the theme of osteoarthritis for World PT Day 2022, and the promotion of the role of physiotherapists in its prevention and in the management of people affected by osteoarthritis. In order to raise the awareness of osteoarthritis and promote a healthy lifestyle, MPTA held a workshop on 4 September 2022 focusing on the identification and prevention of common conditions among clerical employees.
In the workshop, physiotherapists from MPTA delivered a brief introduction on the causes of work-related conditions and osteoarthritis and the role of physiotherapists in managing and preventing those conditions. Information on ways for prevention, proper posture in workplace and office ergonomics were also introduced to the participants. In addition, the physiotherapist demonstrated stretches, which are targeting muscles/fascias/soft tissues that are more prone to experiencing tightness in a day-to-day office environment.