journal of Physical Therapy Education
Anecdotally, residents of a local inner-city neighborhood have limited perception and understanding of the physical therapy profession. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a mixed design pilot study intended to investigate this community's perception of physical therapy and Lower Roxbury community members' assessment of Northeastem University's Department of Physical Therapy community service-learning (CSL) program. Community residents who have been exposed to physical therapy through CSL may have a better understanding and perception of the profession than residents who have not participated.
Fitzpatrick, Diane; Golub-Victor, Ann; Lowe, Susan; and Freeman, Elmer, "Partnership Perspectives: Changing the Image of Physical Therapy in Urban Neighborhoods Through Community Service Learning" (2006). Partnerships/Community. 15.