About this Program

Country: Peru: Coastal

Arrival Date: 03/02/2019

Departure Date: 03/10/2019

Duration: 9 days

Arrival City: Lima

Departure City: Lima

Cost: $1895.00

Minimum of 5 vounteers required. 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 Peruvian culture, and gain perspective on the global landscape. 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 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 Peru: Coastal

The narrow desert belt of Peru’s Pacific coastline stretches the length of the country and harbors fishing villages, beautiful beaches, agricultural lands, and Peru’s major towns and cities. The amazing Andes Mountains separate the arid coastline from the lush Amazon Basin. The Amazon Basin is also home to millions of indigenous highland people, who speak the ancient Inca language of Quechua and live in traditional villages with steeply terraced agricultural fields and wandering herds of llamas and alpacas.

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