About this Program

Country: Costa Rica

Arrival Date: 02/01/2020

Departure Date: 02/09/2020

Duration: 9 days

Arrival City: San Jose

Departure City: San Jose

Cost: $1995.00

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 Costa Rican 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 Costa Rica

Costa Rica (“rich coast” in Spanish) is a Central American country bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua and Panama. Costa Rica has become one of the most stable, democratic, prosperous, and progressive nations in Latin America.

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