The University of Hartford is seeking members of the community to participate in physical therapy programs in West Hartford as part of the training for doctoral students.
The University of Hartford is seeking local community members who are in need of physical therapy and would like to join a new semester of the Hawks in Motion exercise program in the Hursey Center on campus.
Led by Professor Mary Gannotti, the initiative is free to participants of all ages who have neurodevelopmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, and intellectual conditions, and neurologic disabilities such as an acquired brain injury or spinal cord injury. The sessions will run from Feb. 27 through April 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Monday and Thursday.
Individualized programs will be implemented by doctoral physical therapy students from UHart with specialized, state-of-the-art equipment at Hursey, such as alter G, treadmills, bikes, free weights, TRX, and much more.
The effort will also study the ability to adapt clinical practice guidelines for exercise for people with neurologic disabilities from three times a week to two times and achieve positive results.
Space is limited. For more information or to register, please contact Gannotti at 860-768-5373 or [email protected].
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