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physiotherapy internship

Physical Therapy internships

The physical therapy internship program is an excellent opportunity for students and professionals in the fields of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sports therapy, or any related field. This program partners with a variety of clinics that provide affordable treatment to underprivileged populations.

We welcome interns to apply throughout the year, as long as they are studying or working as professionals in physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports therapy, or any related field. Applicants have the option to request placement in a specific area at one of our destinations. This internship program offers a unique chance to gain valuable experience and contribute to the community.

physical therapy internship

The physiotherapy clinic in Guatemala is a shining example of the power of community and compassion. The clinic treats patients with injuries to hereditary conditions to occupational therapy to more severe cases like cerebral palsy or atrophy.

To meet the growing demand for care, the clinic relies on a dedicated team of interns who lend their expertise and passion. These interns play a vital role in assisting with therapies, both for scheduled appointments and walk-in patients. Their presence allows the clinic to reach even more people in need and make a meaningful impact on their lives.

Interning at this physiotherapy clinic offers an incredible opportunity for aspiring physical therapists to gain hands-on experience and learn from seasoned professionals. It’s not just about observing and assisting; interns actively contribute to the treatment process, helping patients regain their mobility, alleviate pain, and improve their overall quality of life.

Beyond the invaluable learning experiences, interning at this clinic also fosters a sense of connection and community. By working closely with local residents, interns develop a deep understanding of their struggles and triumphs. They become part of something bigger – a movement dedicated to making healthcare accessible to all.

So whether you’re considering a career in physical therapy or simply have a passion for helping others, interning at this Guatemalan clinic will be an enriching experience. It’s an opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives while gaining invaluable skills and knowledge that will propel you forward in your journey towards becoming a compassionate healthcare professional.

Some common tasks include:

-Assisting PT in therapy sessions.
-Assisting in evaluation processes.
-Administrative tasks and managing patient data.
-Follow up on existing patients.
-Assisting in taking the patient’s vital signs and acquiring relevant data.
-Prepping equipment for therapy sessions.

Keys aspects

  • Availability: Year-long.
  • Program Duration:4-24 weeks
  • Location: Tecpan, Solola, and Lake Atitlan
  • Schedule: 9am-4pm . Monday to Friday.
  • Requirements: Studying or have completed a degree related to animal care, basic Spanish(A2or willing to take lessons)
physiotherapy internship

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