‘Exercise’ and ‘eating healthy’ are the buzzwords among Grade 2 Cato Crest Primary School learners who were recently visited by a group of UKZN third-year Physiotherapy students.
The students have spent the Community block of their Physiotherapy programme treating locals at the Cato Manor Community Health Centre when such services would otherwise not be available unless patients travel to medical facilities afar.
Student, Ms Fanelesibonge Msane said many children were lacking exercise due to technology that took their attention. ‘They have TV games, watch a lot of TV programmes and exercise is missed. They end up becoming obese and get exposed to many diseases.’
‘As the physiotherapy team we saw it as opportunity to do an exercise session with the kids. Our plan was to make the exercise programme as a fun as possible. It was an amazing experience to be with Cato Crest Primary School pupils. We would like to thank the principal and staff for such a great opportunity,’ the students said.