Adnan Kojić is the famous Montenegrian physiotherapist who has on Instagram over 260 thousand followers and who lectures HVLA manipulation techniques in more than 25 countries of the world!
As part of the interview, we learned from Adnan how he was even interested in physiotherapy, how he met the famous Giovanni Bonfanti and started teaching for him, how hard it is to constantly travel the world, what he would say to young colleagues and his thinking about numerous other topics related to physical therapy and medicine.
The content of the interview
- Adnan, please introduce yourself to us.
- What did you want to be when you were little boy?
- Why physical therapy?
- How did you meet Giovanni Bonfanti?
- How come you started teaching for Giovanni?
- How is the experience of traveling the world and teaching a large number of colleagues?
- Does it get hard to travel all the time?
- When and why did you open your office in Montenegro?
- What are the most common diagnoses and disorders you deal with in your clinic?
- What techniques are giving you the best long-term results?
- Active or passive therapy?
- What would you say to your young colleagues?
Where can anyone who wants follow you?
Adnan, please introduce yourself to us.
My name is Adnan Kojić, I live and work in Bar, Montenegro. I graduated from the University of Sarajevo and I am a bachelor of physical therapy. I also work as an international instructor for HVLA Thrust techniques at iTHRUST Academy.
What did you want to be when you were little?
A lot of things, probably depending on the stage I was growing up in. However, the first ideas about physical therapy as a profession came quite late in the final year of high school.
Why physical therapy?
When I first thought about enrolling in physical therapy, I didn't really have much knowledge about all of this. However, I was attracted to the fact that it is associated with sports and a healthy lifestyle. Over time this grew into a greater love, knowledge and understanding of this calling.
How did you meet Giovanni Bonfanti?
I first met Giovanni via Instagram and initially completed his online course because it was the time of Covid. Later we met live at the Level 2 course held in Belgrade.
How come you started teaching for Giovanni?
After we met, I realized he liked my way of working, which at the time I wasn't really sure if it was good or not. But after being called “Top player " from his side, I realized that it was so. Soon we came up with the idea that the Academy should expand and that I should be one of the members of the same.
How is the experience of traveling the world and teaching a large number of colleagues?
Traveling and working with colleagues and learning from them all over the world is a great blessing. Although it is not tourism but a very intensive job of transferring experience to other people, I still manage to enjoy all the moments.
Does it get hard to travel all the time?
Sometimes it gets hard, then you sit down, and if it's hard to sit down, you lay down, and so on. I think it would be ungrateful to say that it's hard considering that this kind of work is very interesting. But it's not that there aren't any hard days.
When and why did you open your office in Montenegro?
I started working right after the end of my studies along with the internship. At first, it was without any space but work at home addresses of the patients, but after a month I found space and worked as much as I could, given other obligations.
What are the most common diagnoses and disorders you deal with in your clinic?
Most people or my patients are people with low back pain, sometimes this pain is caused by certain diagnoses, sometimes it's simple dysfunction. This is followed by patients with pain and restriction of movement of the neck, shoulders and lower extremities. There are other cases, but these are the most common.
What techniques are giving you the best long-term results?
I use in my work HVLA manipulations, kinesitherapy, various types of massage with tools, and even Hijama. Of course I love HVLA manipulation the most and that 99% of people come to me because of it.
Active or passive therapy?
First passive and then active, but sometimes it is possible to do only one of the two and have results depending on the type of injury, disorder, diagnosis, etc.
What would you say to your young colleagues?
I would tell them that if they have love for this job, above all for helping other people, just keep working and progressing and the results will come. But love is that driving force.