NSU DPT Students Participate in Service Learning through Healthcare Outreach Trip in Puerto Rico
The Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs of Nova Southeastern University-Tampa and Fort Lauderdale in conjunction with Nova Southeastern University, Puerto Rico provide valuable PT servcie to the communities of Villa Calma, Villa del Sol, and Ingenio to provide Physical Therapy (PT) services in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico in Fall of 2018. Drs. Keiba Shaw and Ovido Olivencia headed this inaugural trip where they guided students in providing pro bono PT services to Puerto Rican people in need. In addition, collaborations were formed with the Mayor of Puerto Rico and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to continue to provide services in the future. Puerto Rico continues to need medical assistance and is rebuilding after hurricane Maria, a category 4 storm, hit the island on Sept. 20, 2017.
Top row L to R: Nick Frears, Nick Waters, Dr. Olivencia, Savier Herrnandez, Sydney Ranaud, Alyssa Raineri, Kevin Castillo, Barbara Sageman,
Bottom row L to R: David Andino-Salgado, Kevin Melendez, Dr. Shaw, Jessica Estrada , Carla Ortiz
Learn about the student Nick Frears' experience below:
Nick Frears Testimonial