East Carolina University physical therapy students are gaining valuable career experience and improving access to care for patients in the East through a new, student-run clinic.
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Richard Willy has been invited to serve as a lecturer for the International Olympic Committee's Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Physical Therapy. The two-year program brings together the expertise of 45 international faculty members to provide instruction on the care and rehabilitation of elite athletes. The program, which began enrolling students this week, is designed primarily for physical therapists representing national Olympic committees and sports federations from around the world. Dr. Willy will deliver a lecture on the rehabilitation of the injured runner. Learn more at www.iocsportspt.com.
A team of East Carolina University graduate students from three College of Allied Health Sciences disciplines spent a recent Friday conducting a fall prevention clinic for seniors - and also learning how their careers will intersect after graduation.
On March 22, 2016, Kinetic Physical Therapy and Wellness hosted the Coastal District for a Legislative "Meet and Greet".
Several students (pictured), faculty, and local clinicians (many of them alumni) met with local state representatives to help them understand who we are as a profession, and our stance on current issues such as dry needling and spinal manipulation.
The legislators were very grateful for the information and the students learned valuable lessons about getting (and staying) engaging in our profession.