Each October, physical therapy students from the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy program participate in the Physical Therapy Day of Service. The national event is held as a way for individuals to reach out to their community to raise awareness for physical health.
“In previous years, we have hosted free health screenings, such as blood pressure and balance assessments, for the community, but due to safety precautions with COVID-19, we decided this year to choose an event that did not require direct contact with the community in an effort to reduce everyone’s risk of exposure,” stated Lauren Potter, Physical Therapy Club advocacy chair. “We still wanted to impact the health of the people living around us, so we decided to partner with Tybee Clean Beach to clean the beach.”
Faculty and student volunteers spent the morning of October 10 cleaning North Tybee Beach and filled approximately eight five-gallon buckets with trash and recyclable items. “We all love our city and want to do our part to help keep it clean.”