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Physical therapy students win second place for falls prevention video

Five second-year WSSU Doctor of Physical Therapy students win second place for their falls prevention video in the APTA NC SIG's 3rd Annual Falls Prevention Challenge. 

Five Winston-Salem State University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students won second place for their falls prevention video in the American Physical Therapy Association of North Carolina (APTA NC) Special Interest Group’s 3rd Annual Falls Prevention Challenge.

The DPT students created a three-minute falls prevention video with messages to encourage older adults to stay active, participate in fall prevention programs, and to contact lawmakers about proposed cuts to Medicare, which could limit services like physical therapy and increase fall risks.

WSSU was one of four North Carolina schools to enter the challenge. All of the submitted falls prevention videos are posted on the APTA NC Special Interest Group Facebook page

WSSU winning team includes Aja Grant’19, Alyesha Grady, Liz Staudt, Jonny Lind, and Courtney Crews, who are all in their second year of the program.

To learn more about the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, visit WSSU’s Department of Physical Therapy webpage.

About Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem State University fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform the world. Rooted in liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1892, WSSU is a historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina with a rich tradition of contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region and beyond. Guided by the by the motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment.

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