National PT Day of Service 2019

On Saturday, October 12 some of our faculty and students participated in our annual Free from Falls Clinic as part of Global PT Day of Service. This day is celebrated each year during National Physical Therapy Month, October, in order to get outside of the clinic and work with local communities. Each year our DPT students, and faculty members Heidi Piccione, PT, DPT and Seok Hun Kim, PT, PhD visit two local long term care facilities near the University of South Florida to work with their residents.

The students and faculty work with residents to determine their risk for falls, and provide preventative methods. Students from all three DPT classes participated and were able to practice their physical therapy skills, and the third year DPT students mentored the second and first year students throughout the day.