Ethiopia Students Celebrate Two Year Anniversary
October 24, 2012
- Black Lion – Addis Ababa Advance Studies students received essential physical therapy tools from The Jackson Clinics and Dominion Medical Equipment.
Happy Anniversary Advance Studies Physical Therapy Students!
Richard and Anna Jackson of The Jackson Clinics, LLC – Physical Therapy, recently visited their Ethiopian advance studies program administrators and physical therapy students at Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa, to celebrate the two year program anniversary. Each student was presented with their own personalized physical therapy tool kit. The bags were donated by TJC and Scott Moffett of Dominion Medical Equipment, Chantilly, VA, and included new goniometers, inclinometers, reflex hammers, stethoscopes, and other essential tools needed. A great dual gift!
“Students & volunteers have worked hard and we are proud of each and every one of them. A big thanks to all who have helped make our first 2 years a success!” Anna Jackson
See more photos and read about our latest Program launch in Kenya.
New Orthopaedic Program Launches in Kenya
October 11, 2012
Higher Diploma in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. Pictured is the first class with teachers Ben Keeton, PT, DPT, OCS & Joe Godges, PT, DPT, OCS.
The Jackson Clinics, LLC - Physical Therapy in Northern VA, launches Advanced Studies Orthopaetics in Nairobi, Kenya!
The Jackson Clinics, LLC (TJC) is working with Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) to train 16 Kenyan physical therapists in advanced orthopaedics over the next 18 months. The program kicked off in September with Joe Godges, PT, DPT, OCS and Ben Keeton, PT, DTP, OCS teaching the first semester – “Clinical Reasoning in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy”.
The Clinical Practice Guidelines from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and International Classification of Functioning (ICF) language will be used as the cornerstones of the evidence-based approach to this education. Five more quarters are already scheduled over the next 15 months. Volunteers from TJC and faculty from Doctor of Physical Therapy programs throughout the US will be delivering this education.
“We are genuinely excited by the enthusiasm of the new students and pleased to facilitate the advancement of orthopaedic clinical standards in Kenya.” Richard Jackson, PT, OCS
Ethiopia Students Celebrate Two Year Anniversary | ETHIOPIA PROJECT
Last Day – Kristin’s Ethiopia Journal
January 9, 2012
I arrived home at 8:53am on Saturday morning. My boyfriend picked me up from the airport and it was so good to see him. As soon as I stepped foot in my house, I ran to take a much needed shower. It was AMAZING to feel the hot water and to use fresh soap. I emptied my luggage into the washing machine and started to feel cleaner by the minute.
As I look back at the last two weeks, it is amazing to see the difference that I made in the residents’ knowledge and care for patients. It was also amazing to see how my perspective has changed too. I greatly value the cleanliness of our health system, the advantages that we have as physical therapists with the knowledge that we have, and the opportunities that we have with today’s technology.
Day 11 – Kristin’s Ethiopia Journal
December 20, 2011
When I laid down to rest last night, I immediately felt like something was wrong. Unfortunately, I was right and I was up all night long, the sickest I have ever felt. I had no energy or desire to move in the morning and I sent Lili to teach without me. I couldn’t keep anything down, not even water, so I spent the morning either in my bed or the bathroom. By noon, I had run out of water and none of it had stayed down. I really thought I might die if I tried to stay all afternoon in that apartment by myself, without water. I found strength somewhere and managed to dress myself and get out the front door. The driver took me to the hospital where I almost crawled into the department. Tigist found me within minutes and was very kind to run out and purchase a bottle of water for me. (more…)
Day Ten – Kristin’s Ethiopia Journal
December 7, 2011
Another rainy afternoon in Addis Ababa. This morning and early afternoon were actually quite nice, sunny and warm. But the clouds rolled in around 2:30 and it’s going to be wet the rest of the evening. Thank goodness for my rainboots!
I had the most amazing chocolate frosted donut for breakfast this morning at the hospital cafeteria. It was D-licious! (more…)
Day 9 – Kristin’s Ethiopia Journal
November 29, 2011
Today was a really long day. I got up and went running again around the neighborhood, but the elevation is a killer! We had our routine breakfast at the cafeteria in the hospital. They have the most amazing croissants! I am going to miss them. (more…)
Day 8 – Kristin Huppi’s Ethiopia Journal
November 22, 2011
Today was the beginning of my second week at Black Lion Hospital and I was ready! I actually got 10 hours of sleep last night and got up at 6 for a quick run around the block. I may be more adventurous tomorrow and try for longer, but I still uncomfortable with the area, even though it is safe. I saw some pretty amazing mansions along the way. It is sad that there can be such a difference between the rich and poor class, only blocks away from one another. (more…)
Day 7 – Kristin Huppi’s Ethiopia Journal
November 15, 2011
What an exciting day! We started off at the cafeteria and I was able to try one of their croissants, which was delicious! We headed up to the classroom where I was surprised to find that my presentation did not make it onto my thumb drive, so I would have to do the lesson from memory… yikes! It turned out just fine and we discussed frozen shoulder quickly and thoroughly. Then we started our special test lab, where I had them practice and quizzed on all of the special tests for instability, rotator cuff tears, biceps pathology and impingement. I was quite surprised at how fast they were learning, but by the time lunch came around, I could tell both the residents and I were getting fatigued as we completed our 20th special test and quiz. (more…)