Alpena Empowered Movement Program

Project Description

In collaboration with the Alpena Senior Citizens Center, UM-Flint Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Departments will implement an interprofessional telehealth program to seniors living in the Alpena County. The project will deliever evidence-based, fall prevention, Otago exercise program for seniors using the BlueJeans for telehealth software. A licensed physcial therapist will work with the seniors on-site at Alpena to evaluate the participants. Students will work in a group of 2 and interact with the participants using the telehealth technology to monitor the progress of exercises over a period of 6 months while under the direct supervision of a UM-Flint faculty who is a licensed therapist. Students will have the opporunities to develop their clincial reasoning skills through interprofessional collaboration. Students will participate in the dissemination of findings such as conference presentations and manuscript publications.

Work Description

Work related to this position includes:

- Receive training to become a certified Otago therapist

- Receive training to become competent in HIPAA compliance and research ethics

- Coordinate with other members of the study team and participantes to schedule telehealth sessions

- Work with the participants with other members of the study team using the BlueJeans telehealth technology

- Participate in research meetings to advance clinical reasoning skills for managing the study participants

- Compile data and files in M+Box

- Assist in the dissemination of research findings



Requirements Description

- Current or incoming students of the Doctor of Physcial Therapy or Doctor of Occupational Therapy programs 

- Competence in computer technology and software such as using webcam, Excel, or Google office applications

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- Excellent work ethics and professional conduct

- Interest in working with seniors


Work Schedule

M-F, 8 am - 5 pm

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Job Detail
Job Opening ID
Physical Therapy
Winter 2021 Only
Work could be done by someone not coming to campus (e.g., online or non-local student)
What majors can apply?
Not Specified
Faculty Sponsor
Faculty Name
Min Hui Huang
Physical Therapy
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