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Bay State College PTA Service Learning Project Presentations

April 20, 2017

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, graduating students from the Bay State College PTA program presented the service learning projects they had been working on for the entirety of their 2-year associate program.

Projects included:

- Strength Exercises for Injury Prevention in High School Track Athletes at St. Joseph by the Sea High School
- Optimal Body Mechanics, Proper Posture, and Lifting Techniques to Reduce Risk of Lower Back Pain in Landscapers
- Preventing Common Overuse Injuries in Adolescent Dancers at the School of Classical Ballet
- Occupational Injury Prevention for Visual Artists at the Rhode Island School of Design
- Stand Up Desks for Kids at Jenkins Elementary School
- ACL Tear Prevention Clinic for Whitman Youth Soccer (WYS)
- Injury Prevention in Young Female Gymnasts at Paradise Gymnastics
- Improving Body Mechanics and Decreasing Sitting Time in Office Workers to Prevent Injuries at Raytheon
- The Ride: Where Does PT Fit In? Developing a proposal for PT involvement in MBTA's paratransit service
- Increasing Diversity Within the Field of Physical Therapy at Roxbury Community College
- Exercise Alternatives for Individuals Living with Parkinson Disease at Local PD Support Groups
- Overcoming Poor Posture Due to a Sedentary Lifestyle for Local Office Workers
- Stretching Program and Sport Specific Balance Activities for Female High School Basketball Players at West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School (WBHS)
- Therapeutic Exercises for the Elder Community Dwelling Population
- Decreasing the Risk of Should Injuries in High School Softball Players
- Balance, Posture and Self-Reliance Workshop for Active Agers at the Weymouth Club

PTA Professor Chris Joyce had this to say about the presentations:

"We're very proud of the work the students did out in their communities. They embraced the opportunity to bring their knowledge and skills to places and people who'd benefit from their expertise. The diversity of their experiences reflects that versatility of them as clinicians and of the field of physical therapy, and we look forward to seeing the students move on to begin their professional careers."

We look forward to seeing the results of our first year PTA students' projects next year!