What is a physical therapist?
“Physical therapists (PT's) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
"Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes.” ~ APTA website
Purpose of the Pre-Physical Therapy Club
To provide awareness of current physical therapy professions and graduate schools by having professionals in the field and representatives from schools come talk to our club.
To support pre-physical therapy students with open office hours by answering any questions needed about Physical Therapy.
To provide shadowing opportunities for experience in the field that graduate schools require.
To service others by volunteering as a group in the community and to gain the hours that graduate schools will be looking for.
Upcoming Club Meetings!
Club meeting will typically be held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month starting at 6:00 p.m. in CLARK C 144.
Joanna is a practicing physical therapist from The Center for Gait and Movement Analysis who is gracious enough to give us some insight about what being a physical therapist is really like. Joanna will also be joined by a practicing OT that she works closely with to help give you all some insight as to how integrative the PT field is becoming! Come out to Clark prepared with questions!
PTCAS and Senior Panel
Our amazing president, Monika, will be leading this meeting with information about PTCAS and what to expect throughout the application process. We will also be holding a panel of graduating seniors to give you all useful information and pointers about what is to come in our degree and beyond! Please come prepared with lots of questions and ready to soak up lots of information!
MORE TO COME!
CU Denver PT Preview Day!
Starting at eight in the morning and running until noon, this is an outstanding opportunity for you to get a first hand look at what sort of program CU Denver has to offer!
Health Professions Symposium!
This is a great chance for you all to learn how the healthcare system is becoming more and more integrative! Come out to Eddy 212 starting at
8:30 am to hear from a team of health professionals on the treatment of diabetes, and their different interactions with the patient and family.
Come and meet us at Old Chicago in Old Town for free pizza and good times! It's our last hoorah of the year and we will be joined by the Pre-OT and Pre-Pharm clubs. Can't wait to see you all there!
More to come! Make sure to keep checking in!
For more information about upcoming events please contact our social coordinator:
Welcome to CSU Pre-Physical Therapy Club!