Johannesbad Physio Days 2.0

The second edition of the Johannesbad Physio Days took place in the Oberhaching sports school in mid-October – with great success! From October 10th to 14th, twelve students from the final class of the medical school Bad Elster of the Johannesbad Academy came to the south of Munich to look after the around 150 participants of the Ju-Jutsu Bavarian seminar in the physiotherapeutic area. Great added value for everyone involved!

The Physio Days are both the core and highlight of the partnership between the Oberhaching Sports School and the Johannesbad Academy and are intended to give prospective physiotherapists the opportunity to apply the theory they have learned in practice in the sports environment. But the patients should also benefit – in this case the Bavarian Ju-Jutsu fighters, who benefited from a free physiotherapeutic treatment. The treatments always took place in teams of two and with the professional supervision of the two experienced medical school teachers Hans-Joachim Zwilich and Daniel Franke. The well-received concept was shown by the complete, filled-out list of available timeslots in front of seminar room C001, where the physio station was set up with a total of seven treatment benches and the appropriate equipment for the entire week.

“We felt very comfortable in the sports school and the time management was really optimal,” said Hans-Joachim Zwilich, who even saw the week as an “active holiday” despite the tight schedule. After a welcome by the project manager of the sports school, Thomas Schneiker, and a tour of the site on the first day, there were two treatment periods every day between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. “We each had 45 minutes to work calmly with the athletes, analyze the complaints and treat them with the support of the supervisors. It was a really great experience to be able to practice on the clinical pictures that are typical of sport,” summarized the physio student Fred Lange, who also emphasized the wide range of sports and leisure activities at the sports school, such as the fitness room and the swimming pool for use in free times. In this way, the measure could also be used to some extent as team building for the graduating class.

The participants of the Ju-Jutsu Bavarian seminar, among others with two doctors and two trained physiotherapists in their ranks, are enthusiastic about the physiotherapeutic offer and have already expressed the desire to repeat it in their next course. As a thank you, an introductory lesson in Ju-Jutsu was organized for the medical students on the penultimate day. “In addition to the smooth process and the personal development of our students, the many new contacts were a priceless added value of the whole,” said supervisor Daniel Franke at the joint feedback round at the end of the event. The third edition of the Johannesbad Physio Day is already being planned.