A healing mission

Josh VanRiper, president of the Program in Physical Therapy’s Class of 2010, performs physical therapy on a young boy during a recent trip to the Dominican Republic by six students in the Program in Physical Therapy. The students worked in Santo Domingo atthe Cure Center for Orthopedic Specialties, a pediatric hospital that provides orthopedic surgeries for low-income children and some adults. The team provided physical therapy services; helped recent surgery patients regain mobility, get out of bed and train on crutches, walkers and other assistive devices; made follow-up visits to past orthopedic patients’ homes; and observed surgeries.