CHS Physical Therapy Students
While in Ecuador we held
four clinic days in several locations including the Centro Medico Hombro
a Hombro Clinic in Santo
Domingo, Tsachilla Indian communities near
Santo Domingo, and two small villages near
Tabacundo. We were also able to visit two pediatric rehabilitation
centers in Santo Domingo during our
time there, and get a feel for how PT, as well as OT and speech therapy
are done in Ecuador.
There is hope that in the future, partnerships will be made with these
two rehab centers, and that physical therapists at
be able to offer them assistance with obtaining equipment and other
We also had some time for sightseeing. We visited markets in Otavalo and
Cotacachi and the sun dial in Cayambe that marks the Equator. We hiked,
rafted, and zip-lined in Mindo and also toured in Quito.