Mid Michigan College Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) students recently hosted their annual Pediatric Lab event.

PTA students spent three weeks reviewing the normal growth, development, pathologies, and appropriate treatment interventions for pediatric patients in preparation for the event. On Thursday, October 18, seven children participated in various activities with the second year PTA students.

This event facilitated the practical application of pediatric physical therapy skills. Students were able to observe normal growth and development milestones with the children who participated and implement the practical application of exercises, stretches, and mobility activities under the supervision of PTA Program instructors.

“With every patient, modifications are necessary, but especially with this age group, you are constantly making modifications and adjustments. This is a great interactive activity for the students as they continue to develop their patient care skills,” noted Amanda Wismer, DIrector of the PTA Program at Mid.

Mid’s PTA Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and allows students to earn an associate degree. The program is also proud to report that 100% of licensed graduates are employed within one year following graduation

For more information about the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Mid, contact Amanda Wismer at (989) 317-4609 or pta@midmich.edu.

Youngsters Visit Mid's PTA Lab
Youngsters Visit Mid's PTA Lab
 
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