University of Findlay Holds 5th Annual PT Wellness Day
University of Findlay students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program held their 5th annual PT Wellness Day on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Koehler Fitness & Recreation Complex. Students welcomed fellow classmates, UF employees, and community members to the free event.
Those in attendance received free vital screenings, blood pressure checks, balance tests, and heart and respiratory rate checks. After assessing their current vitals, visitors were welcome to attend free physical activity classes, hosted by certified instructors. Some people took part in Zumba and Pilates classes, while others took advantage of spin and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). To conclude their visit, UF students offered free massages to visitors.
Nicole Schroeder, DPT serves as an assistant professor of physical therapy at the University of Findlay, but she is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist. As both a professor and an advocate for healthy living, Schroeder sees benefits on both sides. “Events like this are of the utmost importance to both students and the community. The students get a really great hands-on learning opportunity and get a chance to practice the skills they are learning in the classroom. In turn, community members get access to free screenings and classes.”
Hands-on learning will continue for DPT students, as they get ready to take part in the University of Findlay’s pro-bono neurological clinics in March. Community members interested in enrolling themselves or their children into the program, are encouraged to contact Joyce Lammers, Ph.D. at 419-434-5778. For more information on the University of Findlay’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs, visit the program webpage.