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Cody Pannell, physical therapist, works with patient Dominic Jefferson of Jackson.

UMMC PT in the pros: Sports resident delivers care at Saints camp

Monday, September 10, 2018

When elite athletes gather at professional football training camps, their therapy and rehabilitation needs are apparent even before the season opens. A new partnership between the New Orleans Saints and UMMC’s Sports Residency Program placed one resident in the August camp to learn about – and provide – physical therapy to NFL players who want to get back on the field and maximize their future playing time. Read More

Video: Saddle up! SHRP students' activities bolster horse trail therapy

Video: Saddle up! SHRP students' activities bolster horse trail therapy

Monday, July 23, 2018

Various interactive activities designed by occupational therapy students at UMMC are helping patients develop their fine motor and speech and language skills - while on horseback. The OT Class of 2020 in SHRP developed the creative activites as part of a class project. With gentle guidance from staff members, OT and physical therapy students and two horse "therapists" - Valdez and Jose - patients had the opportunity to exercise their skills on the trail July 20. Read More