Physical Therapy students spend Spring Break on medical mission in Guatemala

In early March, 13 UNC-Chapel Hill physical therapy students, along with faculty members Sadye Errickson and Dawn Phillips, spent their spring break in Antigua, Guatemala, working with pediatric and adult patients at the Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro.

They helped to improve the homes of citizens through the non-profit organization De Casas a Hogares (From Houses to Homes), and absorbing the local culture through experiences such as touring a family run coffee farm, hiking the Pacaya volcano, and witnessing the city’s processionals.
 
You can read daily reports on the group’s activities and see amazing photographs of the trip on the UNC PT Outreach blog at http://uncptoutreach.blogspot.com/.  The trip was part of UNC PT Outreach, a service project designed to meet the needs of underserved populations and increase cultural competence among future physical therapists.