Team training

A team of occupational and physical therapy students made new connections with a neighboring community when they trained some 300 home health care aides during an in-service held at the Chinese American Service League in May 2016.

The aides learned body mechanics and safe functional transfer techniques in caring for elderly patients.

Jenica Lee, assistant professor of occupational therapy, and Tanvi Bhatt, assistant professor of physical therapy, organized the group of nine PT and 10 OT students to conduct the training.

“It was a great collaboration and wonderful opportunity for both OT and PT students to apply their skills outside of the classroom, as well as to engage with the Chinese community,” says Lee. “And we’ve already been invited to do it again next year.”