World Physical Therapy Day: Volunteering Abroad, Part 1

September 6, 2013: September 8 is World Physical Therapy Day – an opportunity for physical therapists all over the world to raise awareness about the power of physical therapy to keep people fit, active and independent across the lifespan.

To celebrate, Move Forward Radio is airing two episodes profiling physical therapists and students of physical therapy who have volunteered their services overseas to provide much needed care in impoverished countries.
Part 1: Valuable Lessons

Physical therapist Karen Sawyer oversees a college program that sends dozens of physical therapy students to places in need, such as St. Elizabeth Parish in Jamaica, where, under the supervision of physical therapists, they help victims of stroke and other neuromuscular disorders regain function and independence, while learning valuable lessons about passionate care. Sawyer discusses these trips and the valuable lessons learned by students.

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