Physical therapy in St. Lucia

August 27, 2009 —

St Lucia has been quite the eye-opening experience on many levels. The health system here, as far as physical therapy is concerned, is very good but needs further development. The people do very well with the resources available to them but they need so much more.

We had the opportunity to do some community outreach working at home health and at the local elderly home. Home health was very heart-wrenching to say the least. Very depressing as there is no transitional stage between hospital care and home. The elderly home was well-run.  The patients were very clean and well taken care of.

My experience in St. Lucia has left me motivated and eagar to make a difference in the world and to better myself as a future physical therapist.


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