Friday, February 6, 2015

Full-Day Mirror Therapy Workshop in Olovo, Bosnia

Jasmin Avdovic demonstrating mirror therapy to Olovo workshop participants

On January 24, 2015, nineteen Bosnian physiotherapists participated in a full-day Mirror Therapy Workshop at the hotel complex and spa center Aquaterm-Olovo, in the medieval Bosnian town of Olovo.

Jasmin Avdovic, founder of Adria, a pan-Balkan Mirror Therapy organization, started the workshop by demonstrating mirror therapy with a client with hemiparesis stemming from a cerebrovascular injury.

Many questions were asked by the enthusiastic participants, followed by truly professional interactivity for the remainder of the day.

Certified Mirror Therapists at Adria Mirror Therapy Workshop, Olovo, Bosnia
 The lively workshop ended with certification of the nineteen participants as Mirror Therapists & Trainers as defined by End The Pain Project guidelines. Hailing from many part of Bosnia & Herzegovina, those certified were Edina Lolic Ostojic, Srđan Šarenac,  Mila Emanuela Pranjic, Lidija Leko, Ozrenka Fisic, Lamija Sarajlija Mehanović-, Dženita Grebović Hidić,  Neda Vucetic, Muamer Oruc, Robert Badrov, Huseljic Kenan, Ajla Kanjić, Sead Bjelic, Samra Sokolar, Aldin Hodzic,
Dijana Tikvic, Suad Arzic, Sejla Imamovic, Ajdin Imamovic.

Avdovic believes that these needed therapists will help to alleviate the phantom limb symptoms of amputees  which is an ongoing problem due to fact that the highest number of landmines in the world lie in the Balkans.

In March, Avdovic will bring Adria Mirror Therapy to Belgrade, where the Republic of Serbia will officially gain its first Mirror Therapists.