College of Allied Health Professions

PT students answered common questions from other practitioners

Alison Drey, PT3, presents the alignment of the missions of several the healthcare professions. She went on to discuss the role of PTs as movement system experts that treat patients and clients in a variety of settings.

When should I refer my patient for physical therapy? What specialties and settings do physical therapists work in? What type of patients do physical therapists treat? What are the focus and goals of physical therapy treatments?

Physical therapy students from Students of the University of Nebraska − American Physical Therapy Association (SUN-APTA) answered these questions and more when they presented, “How does Physical Therapy Fit into Patient Care?” to medical and physician assistant students. This interprofessional seminar was funded by a student senate boss grant and included free pizza for the attendees.

“This is a very creative approach to interprofessional learning,” said Kyle Meyer, PhD, dean of the College of Allied Health Professions.

“Sharing information with future healthcare providers about the role of PTs as movement experts is exciting. The students’ passion for the PT profession showed during this second annual event planned, promoted and presented by students for students,” said Betsy Becker, PT, DPT, PhD, physical therapy program director.

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