The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is ready to take your measure. Faculty and students are offering free health and fitness screenings during an open house Tuesday, October 23.
You can receive assessments of body fat composition, posture, hamstring flexibility, grip strength, balance, and diabetes risk during the open house, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Eastview Campus, Building 9000, Room 9301.
The event is part of national Physical Therapy Month, which is focusing on the obesity epidemic as part of this year’s theme, “The Science of Healing, the Art of Caring.”
“The role that physical activity plays in preventing and managing obesity in children and adults is the focus of this month’s celebration,” says Jana Israel, PTA Program chair. “Physical Therapy Month provides members with the opportunity to educate the community about who we are and what we do.”
The health and fitness fair is just one of several activities planned. ACC students recently joined with students from Texas State University-San Marcos for an amputee and prosthetic course. In addition, PTA faculty and a number of students will be attending the Texas Physical Therapy Annual Conference and Student Conclave in Galveston October 18-21.
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