About this Program

Country: Mexico: Baja

Arrival Date: 07/06/2019

Departure Date: 07/14/2019

Duration: 9 days

Arrival City: Phoenix, Arizona

Departure City: Phoenix, Arizona

Cost: $1495.00

This program is suitable PT students and professionals, as well as pre-PT students who have completed Anatomy & Physiology. The goal of ISL's physical therapy program is to learn about local physical therapy challenges, provide PT evaluations and services, experience Mexican 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. Continuing Education Credits available for licensed PTs. Open to 1-14 volunteers.
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About Physical Therapy

ISL’s Physical Therapy Program is very interactive and highly specialized. Volunteers learn methods of restoring functional movement, perform orthopedic massage, and learn to assess and evaluate soft tissue manually, without the aid of x-ray and MRI testing, an excellent triage method for determining the site and extent of an injury when high tech equipment is not available.

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About Mexico: Baja

ISL’s Baja Mexico program is an on-going humanitarian project that takes place in Puerto Peñasco, situated along the beautiful Sea of Cortez. We work with global health agencies, local health ministries, and other NGOs to build capacity in our partner communities. Volunteers are able to gain valuable experience participating in community clinics and working in institutional and community health contexts.

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