Students in the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine learn by doing as they practice navigating wheelchairs at the medical school campus. Such hands-on training allows students to gain a greater understanding of the challenges faced by their future patients and clients.
The Program in Physical Therapy is one of the most respected physical therapy programs in the nation. A primary focus of its faculty is the advancement of diagnoses related to movement dysfunction as a basis for choosing among management options. Of equal importance is a focus on promoting health and wellness as a means for improving quality of life. The faculty's strong commitment to conducting clinically relevant research and engaging in critical analysis of evidence provides a solid foundation for the program's clinical and educational efforts.