About this Program

Country: Colombia:

Arrival Date: 01/04/2020

Departure Date: 01/12/2020

Duration: 9 days

Arrival City: Pereira

Departure City: Pereira

Cost: $1695.00

This program is suitable for PT students and professionals. The goal of ISL's physical therapy program is to learn about local physical therapy challenges, provide PT evaluations and services, experience Colombian culture, and gain perspective on the global landscape. Work setting will be dependent on number of participants. 1-5 participants: Programming will take place in an ISL partner institution. Volunteers will assist physical therapists in the provision of care. 6+ participants: Programming will take place in an ISL partner community in addition to the institutional setting. Volunteers will participate in public health surveying and the provision of physical therapy, including orthopedic massage, and soft tissue assessment. PT Continuing Education Credits available.
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About Physical Therapy

ISL’s physical therapy program is interactive and highly specialized. Volunteers will observe and learn manual techniques and tests for evaluating patients from communities in need, where high tech equipment, such as x-rays and MRI testing, is not available.  This is accomplished under the guidance and supervision of local physical therapy professionals, who make sure all evaluations and treatments are performed accurately and appropriately.

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About Colombia:

Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world and is experiencing economic and cultural transition with its recently found civil peace and growing trade with the U.S. Urban areas have made great strides in reducing poverty and providing healthcare, but rural areas are still in great need of healthcare, education, and development support.

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