Each year STPT of Binghamton collaborates with SUNY Broome Physical Therapist Assistant Program professional staff to present a seminar to second year PTA students. The seminar gives the SUNY Broome seniors insight to professional careers as physical therapist assistants from experienced professionals. These sessions prove valuable to students nearing completion of their academic requirements as they prepare to begin professional careers.
In February, Pat Foley, PT, Megan Shofkom, PTA, and Karen Eaton, PTA, of STPT of Binghamton presented a seminar highlighting specialty programs including treatments for women's health, osteoporosis and pelvic floor biofeedback therapies to the students. They explained treatment techniques and protocols and quizzed the students along the way.
17 Charles Street in Binghamton. Students have an opportunity to meet with professional staff, tour the clinic and hear from professionals who are treating patients every day. This year to ensure the safety of all participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar was presented as a webinar via ZOOM and a webcam. Pat, Megan and Karen described various conditions, hands-on procedures and some of the daily challenges they face. The students answered many questions posed by the presenters and asked a few, too.
Special thanks to the dedicated staff at the SUNY Broome Physical Therapy Department and to the team at STPT of Binghamton for making this year’s seminar a success despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Best of luck to the SUNY Broome students as they complete their course work and final exams.