from Ashley Vidrine, PT Class of 2011
Second year physical therapy students recently participated in a prosthetics lab in which local amputees volunteered their time to come in and talk about their conditions. The class was able to perform an evaluation and get an understanding about what it’s like to live with a prosthetic limb. Earlier this year, the class also participated in a disability project in which everyone was to spend 4 hours in a wheel chair. Students got a taste of what it feels like to be a disabled person in public, and experiences were shared in class. It was a learning experience that most won’t soon forget.