Elon’s three-year, full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy program emphasizes a patient-centered approach to the profession. The program, which begins in January, immerses students in science and research while teaching them the value of respect and communication. Forty-eight weeks of hands-on clinical practicums reinforce the solid academics taught in the classroom. One hundred percent of Elon DPT students find employment after graduation.
The grant will support their project titled "Do supervised home exercise programs improve compliance, physical functioning and emotional well-being in persons with Parkinson's disease after physical therapy care?"
The annual community event raised $6,500 for Elon’s pro bono physical therapy clinic and partnered with Special Olympics for the day.
Shefali Christopher, assistant professor of physical therapy, gave the keynote address at the Running Medicine 2019 conference held March 15-16 at the University in Virginia in Charlottesville.
The annual event offered academic, clinical and career guidance to 200 students from 13 of North Carolina's Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant programs.
Elon University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program students volunteered with the Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation to help make people with amputation, spinal cord injury and other physical challenges comfortable around water.
The meeting was held Jan. 23-26 in Washington, D.C., with 17,000 people attending.