About This Team

Country: Costa Rica

Arrival Date: 08/17/2018

Departure Date: 08/25/2018

Duration: 9 days

Arrival City: San Jose

Departure City: San Jose

Cost: $1895.00

This program is suitable for PT students and professionals. The goal of ISL's physical therapy program is to learn about local physical therapy challenges, provide pt evaluations and services, experience Costa Rican culture, and gain perspective on the global landscape. Work setting will be dependent on number of participants. 1-5 participants: Programming will take place in an ISL partner institution. Volunteers will assist physical therapists in the provision of care. 6+ participants: Programming will take place in an ISL partner community in addition to the institutional setting. Volunteers will participate in public health surveying and the provision of physical therapy, including orthopedic massage, and soft tissue assessment. Continuing Education Credits available. While in Costa Rica they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.
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About Physical Therapy

ISL’s Physical Therapy teams are very interactive and highly specialized.  Volunteers learn methods of restoring functional movement, perform orthopedic massage, and learn to assess and evaluate soft tissue manually, without the aid of x-ray and MRI testing, an excellent triage method for determining the site and extent of an injury when high tech equipment is not available.

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About Costa Rica

Costa Rica (“rich coast” in Spanish) is a Central American country bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua and Panama. Costa Rica has become one of the most stable, democratic, prosperous, and progressive nations in Latin America.

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