About this Program

Country: Mexico

Arrival Date: 09/22/2019

Departure Date: 09/28/2019

Duration: 7 days

Arrival City: Phoenix

Departure City: Phoenix

Cost: $1395.00

This program is suitable for 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 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 Mexico

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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