A total of 20 volunteer Thomasian Physical Therapists composed of CRS administrators, faculty members and alumni visited several schools in the municipality of Talavera, Nueva Ecija to screen 1,415 Grade 5 and Grade 6 students from Talavera Central School, Talavera North Elementary School, Talavera South Elementary School and Schola Christi, Inc.
In partnership with the Nueva Ecija Medical Society (NEMS) and the local government of Talavera, Nueva Ecija, the College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS) and UST CRS Alumni Association recently conducted a community service extension titled “Watch your Back, A Scoliosis Screening Community Extension Service Activity.” The activity provided a screening examination among the grade school students for the early detection and prevention of scoliosis.
This is the first collaboration between the UST College of Rehabilitation Sciences and the Municipality of Talavera headed by Mayor Nerivi Santos Martinez, an alumnus of CRS. The project was spearheaded by Asst. Prof. Jocel M. Regino, and Assoc. Prof. Rosalynn D. Papa, M.D.