Stay fit during COVID.
Quarantrain is an initiative that was started by a group of Physiotherapy students and practicing Physios from different parts of the world to add meaning and bring some joy to the aspect of practicing social distancing and stay or work from home initiative, which have been shown to be effective ways of flattening the curve and rather the spread of the disease that is now within us and affecting thousands of lives of people we love across the globe.
During this times we shall be sharing videos of how uniquely the body is designed for movement, from laying down, weather on the coach or in bed, sitting, and including numerous chores as well as other fun movements that you are yet to find out, dance included.
The main aim of this movement is to ensure that we get the world’s wonderful people moving to a whole new level of movement. It is a movement for movement, we get to collectively move more and most importantly discover unique movements that will be new to some of us but also to remember movements that were lost and forgotten over the years.
We hope that we can get all of us achieving and even surpassing the standard Physical Activity guidelines that are recommended by the World Health Organization for different age groups from young adults, middle aged and old alike.
We do know already and have an idea of how beautiful exercise is to our health, from making us stronger, healthier, improving our mental health hygiene, preparing our bodies to battle diseases, COVID-19, included. And it is for this reason we have come together to help you not just move more, but to move better as well.
My name is Humphrey Memba. I am professionally qualified physiotherapist currently working at Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa-Kenya. I have great skills in Orthopedic Manual therapy, Aqua therapy, Neuro-rehabilitation, Chest physiotherapy, Pediatric and Geriatric Rehabilitation. Besides being a physiotherapist, my passion also lies in the fitness field. For more details in the fitness field, follow me through the links below:
Nyantabiga Firestone is a physiotherapist by profession graduating from the Kenya Medical Training College(KMTC).Developing strong relationships with his patients is something that he does both professionally and personally.He is well informed in coming up with treatment plans to address the condition and needs of a patient,conducting complex mobilization techniques,assisting trauma patients on how to walk again and planning and organizing physiotherapy and fitness programs.He has also specialized in primary care triage and treatment for patients with lumbopelvic disorders and also medical screening and pharmacology .
Not only being a Physio he also a fitness enthusiast.Fitness is something that he does on a daily basis and advocates for a healthy lifestyle.He is the current reigning champion of Ironfit last man standing competition and has also competed as well in Fitneswars and Ironfit classic on the men’s physique division.
One quote that he usually leaves back is “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”— Bruce Lee, actor and martial artist.
Lenah Maonga is a Kenyan physiotherapist, based in Mombasa with a specialisation in orthopaedics Manual Therapy (OMT), Sports Massage and physical fitness training. With more than 4 years of clinical practice and working to regain near or full functions of different clientele, both at the hospital setting and gym setting she developed an interest in fitness and has since then strived to make a positive impact in each and every individual she interacts with .
Lenah Maonga is a certified fitness trainer, Zumba instructor and aquatics trainer. She is passionate about helping people achieve their maximum physical fitness capabilities through personalised customised training and healthy lifestyle habits. Diversity of training techniques tailored to incorporate different groups, personal trainings, different workout settings in order to achieve maximum benefits is where Lenah stands for. On top of that she works as a fitness consultant dealing with physical health related issues, sports injuries prevention amongst others.
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Dennis is a Digital and Social Media Strategist with a professional background as an accountant, also known as Son of Tetu. He has a great passion for mental health and child advocacy. He is a founder member and Communications Director of Kujikubali, an entity that deals with low self-esteem issues among children and young adults. He is a member of Hifadhi Hub Afrika, which is an entity that champions for the preservation of Africa’s younger generation. He envisions to change the mental health space and eliminate the stigma associated with mental health issues and low self-esteem using his social media and digital communication skills.
With this I will conclude with a few movement quotes that will motivate and brighten your day:
The primary and most beautiful of nature’s qualities is motionMarquis De Sade
“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power”Alan Cohen
“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless and intelligence cannot be applied’’.Dr. Seuss
Let’s build something together.
Martin is a passionate Physiotherapist from Nairobi with specialty training; Pain Science and Education Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Neuro-rehabilitation, Sports Physio, Pediatrics and Geriatric Rehabilitation. He is currently the Chairman of the Kenya Association of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and the Kenyan Ambassador to the Global PT platform. Martin is an Educator at the Kenya Medical Training College in the Higher Diploma and Orthopedic Manual Therapy program, and was the first ever Mentor in Kenya to provide clinical Mentor-ship all over the country to practicing Physiotherapists.
He is also the Clinical Director of AfyaBora Mashinani, a project that facilitates Medical Camps in rural parts of Kenya with a focus on the treatment of Non-threatening Musculoskeletal Diseases and other Non-Communicable Diseases as well as providing the locals with self-management strategies and management of disease.