Leanna Blanchard, DPT ’15, could be considered an overachiever. After earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Blanchard attended an orthopedic residency offered by GW and Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH).
Hands-on experience is one of the best ways to learn and a new student-sponsored lecture series at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program allows students to do just that.
Physical therapy students from the George Washington University (GW) might not have made any layups or three-pointers, but they had a hand in a successful wheelchair basketball tournament hosted in January by the Division I team the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (MNRH) Punishers.
Research shows that a higher risk for infection, decreased strength, skin breakdown, and even mortality all have one cause in common: decreased mobility.
Teamwork was on full display last fall as physical therapy (PT) students at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) joined with other health care students to improve their skills at an interprofessional event.
Physical therapists, along with other clinical health care professionals, can take their skills to the next level with a new Doctorate of Health Sciences (DHSc) degree program at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS).
Imagine getting sideline seats to your favorite sporting event only to watch the No. 1 player go down in the first minutes of play. When the crowd clears, you sadly see him limp to the bench with the help of teammates. For physical therapist Jordan Tingson, DPT ’19, he not only witnesses these situations live, he is also the one who helps rehabilitate athletes so they can return to the game.
Think back to the last time you were in a busy airport. Squeezing past people, carrying your luggage, all while trying to figure out where your gate is located and if you will get there on time.