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Nova Southeastern University Celebrates Physical Therapy Month

Doctor of Physical Therapy Students (L-R): Brett Wagner, Emmanuel Pinillos, Matthew Mallory, Shawn Renner, Emma Zangari, Kimberly Wolf, Nick Smith and Elizabeth Fortier.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Students (L-R): Brett Wagner, Emmanuel Pinillos, Matthew Mallory, Shawn Renner, Emma Zangari, Kimberly Wolf, Nick Smith and Elizabeth Fortier.

October means Columbus, costumes, and commemorating all things physical therapy. Students from NSU’s College of Health Care Sciences’ Doctor of Physical Therapy (PT) program celebrated Physical Therapy (PT) Month by organizing a competition to highlight both brains and brawn.

Coordinated by the 2016 and 2017 PT class vice presidents, PT students showcased their profession and offered three physical challenges and two information booths every Wednesday in October. Competitions were held in the atrium of the Health Professions Division in Davie and were open to students and faculty from all disciplines.

Participants were challenged to see who could do the greatest number of push-ups, who could hold the longest plank, and who could jump the highest from a stationary position. The physical therapy students applied knowledge from specific classes to ensure proper form and use of equipment. Prizes were awarded to the top scorers each Wednesday throughout the month. For those wanting to break a mental sweat, a trivia contest was also offered. Contestants had to test their knowledge about the PT profession. Questions covered numerous topics ranging from how many muscles are in the body (about 700) to how many PT schools are in the U.S. (227). Each winner received a prize.

To further educate those attending about physical therapy, a display table offered information including brochures that addressed specific topics of general interest, such as “When To Use Ice and When To Use Heat.” The hard work and dedication required to produce such an interesting variety of events was rewarded with appreciation for, and heightened awareness of the physical therapy profession. The 2014 Physical Therapy Month celebrations proved so popular that calendars have already been marked for next year.