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ST4ALL: Public discussion ‘Physiotherapy and mental health’

On September 7th, 2018 the RIJEKA SPORTS ASSOCIATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES has, in collaboration with the Medical high school Rijeka, participated in a Public Discussion ‘Physiotherapy and mental health’, as part of the International Day of Physiotherapy.

Representing the Rijeka sports association of persons with disabilities, mag. cult.Tatjana Udović has emphasized the importance of sporting activities in maintaining mental health .

Themes covered in the public discussion ‘Physiotherapy and mental health’:

  1. Mental health – Valentino Rački, dr.med.
  2. Staying healthy through movement –Karlo Horvat, mag. physioth.
  3. Facts to remember about physical activity – Kristijan Zulle, mag. physioth
  4. Superb mental health and physiotherapy- a precondition for superb sporting results – prim. Vlasta Brozičević, dr.med., spec. of physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatologist
  5. Physiotherapy – an (un)discovered strength for the promotion of mental health – Alenka Vondra Butigan, bacc.terap. occup; Dorotea Šulavjak, bacc.physoth.
  6. Tatjana Udović mag. cult. – sports and mental health

The public Discussion ‘Physiotherapy and mental health’ is part of the project ‘Sports training for all’ – ST4ALL.

Bearing in mind that more and more pupils and students with disabilities are being included into educational institutions and organizations of young people without disabilities and are getting into the sporting activities, the professors and trainers are dealing with the problem of insufficient education regarding inclusive sports. The goal of the project ‘Sports training for all’ – ST4ALL is, therefore, to educate professors and trainers about organizing inclusive sporting activities. It is considered that it is precisely these types of activities that could be crucial for the inclusion into the community at large.

Eight partners are taking part in the project ‘Sports training for all’ – ST4ALL, coming from these countries: Bulgaria, Turkey, Belgium and Austria and Croatia. The main partner of the project is the University of Plovdiv, Paisii Hilendarski from Bulgaria, while Croatia is represented by the Rijeka Sports Association for Persons with Disabilities.

The budget of the project ‘Sports training for all’ – ST4ALL is 355 643 euros, and is co-financed by the EU through the programme Erasmus + Sport – Collaborative Partnership. The period for costs permissibility lasts from January 1st, 2018 until June 30th, 2020.

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