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Community Outreach

Help build a healthy community

The rehabilitation process must be concerned with capacities to engage in independent living, social and leisure activity, and work or other productive activity.  For this reason, the research for aging and individuals with neurological impairments should extend beyond the laboratory and inpatient rehabilitation unit to facilities and programs whose focus is on teaching the necessary skills to both family and self in order to achieve optimal community integration.  Our team is participating in local events to educate individuals on research involving upcoming rehabilitation strategies and helping build a healthy community. Please contact us if you would like us to present our research and/or ways of healthy living to promote wellness and community integration.

Chinese association health fair Heading link

Participants smile at the camera

Physical Therapy – UIC College of Applied Health Sciences mobilized nearly 30 volunteers to provide free health education and screening during the annual Chinatown community health fair.  Health caregivers were taught physical therapy interventions that include wheelchair and bed transfers, precise methods to guard and assist the disabled, and general mobility education.

India day health fair Heading link

Participants at a booth at a fair

In partnership with Indian Community outreach, Physical Therapy – UIC College of Applied Health Sciences provided balance, gait and fall risk assessments.  Complimentary physical therapy screening and awareness of various physical training methodologies were also provided.

Oak Brook health clinic branch and Clare the Water Tower Heading link

Participants at a health clinic

Our team reached out to community stroke support groups to present information regarding the research studies conducted at our laboratory.

Health fair in Weiss Memorial Hospital Heading link

participants at an information tanle

In partnership with Weiss Memorial Hospital, Physical Therapy – UIC College of Applied Health Sciences provided fall risk assessment.