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April 2009 Issue
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Second-year physical therapy students Jessica Siu (left) and Jenny Short demonstrate proper stretching techniques to avoid sports-related injuries during a presentation to students at Mt. Healthy High School.
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Physical Therapy Students Talk 'Sports Injuries' at Local School

By Angela Koenig
Published April 2009

In mid-March, several students in the College of Allied Health Sciences’ physical therapy program had the opportunity to share their student learning experiences with students at Mt. Healthy High School.

The students’ presentation focused on sports injury prevention and was part of the community education project required for the profession roles class within the rehabilitation sciences department.

Four groups, totaling 19 students, presented to nearly 100 high school students over the course of two weeks.

“Education about the prevention of injuries is a big part of physical therapy practice and these programs give students the opportunity to have real life experience to meet community needs,” says Tina Whalen, course instructor and head of the department of rehabilitation sciences.

For more information on UC’s physical therapy program, visit www.cahs.uc.edu

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