On Wednesday, 30 January, 2019, the students of the College of Applied Sciences (Physiotherapy Department) organized the "Fastaqim [So Stand Upright]" event at Al-Bushra Secondary School in Mecca, under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim. The aim of the event was to educate female students about bad posture, which has increased in recent times, its causes, symptoms and treatment, as well as practice in standing properly.
The approach of our presentation aimed to make sure that the information was accessible to the female students through the use of non-traditional means of explanation, ensuring the information was simple, preparing questions and giving token prizes to attract the attention of female students, and using models to facilitate the explanation.
The bad postures that were discussed were kyphosis (hunchback), scoliosis, and text neck syndrome. Publications, containing several brief points that describe the treatment, were distributed for the female students to review from time to time. The points covered are:
The event was presented by the female students: Rahaf Al-Matruk, Rahaf Al-Subhi, Reem Amin, Rose Al-Batati, Daniyah Yamani, Ghayda' Adil, Wijdan Uthman, Ruwan Al-Jafri, Ilham Hadimore, and Ghayda' Al-Qurashi.