Physical Therapy - Assistant
Physical Therapy internships give students the opportunity to learn about the science of kinesiology in a thrilling environment. Whether or not you are working towards a major in sports medicine or physical therapy, an internship in physical therapy can be a great experience. There are several skills you can expect to develop during your physical therapy internship in Colombia. You will work alongside a physical therapist serving his/her clients
24 hours of help per week
Teach or help guests or local communities practice a new sport.
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
What you get
3 days off per week
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Discounts on Tours:
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation:
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
You can use our laundry room freely.
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours:
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Take free dance classes at our place.
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen:
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English
Over 18 years old
Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs
What's not included
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
Show initiative in learning career skills by observing treatments, shadowing PTs, asking
questions about purpose and outcome treatments. Also, learn the “FLOW” of an
outpatient PT clinic and work to maintain that flow.
Become comfortable interacting with patients by greeting them,
conducting warm-ups, and assist with instruction and education.
Colombian patients are very warm and usually, always love interacting openly with
interns giving the interns constant opportunity to not only practice their
Spanish, but to also quickly become culturally aware and comfortable.
Proper use of equipment and help to maintain and clean equipment. Under the supervision of a mentor, an intern will supervise patients while using the machinery.
– Pulling charts for upcoming patients.
– Assisting in preparing Home Exercise Program for patients.
Activities & Shift
Shadow & assist physical therapist as directed; both in clinic and home visits
Tasked to compare/contrast Colombian practices vs. U.S. practices then make presentation
Support in the review of current internal operations processes & procedures for improvement
Welcome patients to treatment and schedule patients’ new appointments
Explain & supervise daily exercise & therapy procedures to patients
Apply hot-cold treatments
Create informational materials for patients and public
Enjoys helping and interacting with new people
Knowledge and interest in physiology, health, and physical therapy
Experience working in a clinical setting
Responsible & mature
Strong work ethics
We are NOT a free lodging program. It costs fifteen dollars per day to participate in our program. The fee covers your lodging in our guest house facility and the program. You must accept being part of the team, from the arrival of the students until the departure of the students.