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Local, Regional and National Education

The department has a long history of participation in educational activities, including teaching and presenting at local, regional and national conferences. Topics have included exercise in the cystic fibrosis population, dance and sports medicine, scoliosis, spasticity management and pediatric chronic pain. Staffs have been lecturers and adjunct faculty in physical therapy and dance programs at local academic institutions including Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Boston University, Simmons College, Bay State College and The Boston Conservatory.

Clinical Education Opportunities

Both the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Departments at Boston Children's Hospital offers a variety of clinical educational opportunities to entry-level students in both professional and assistant programs. Since Boston Children's Hospital is a specialized pediatric facility, affiliates should be completing the last clinical affiliation of their program, or a clinical internship, and have a genuine interest in pediatrics. Boston Children's Hospital traditionally accepts students from the academic programs within the New England region. However, affiliates from other programs are welcome and encouraged to apply. Post-professional educational opportunities are provided upon special request. Requests for entry-level clinical education experiences should be initiated by the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at the academic institution.

Initial inquiry should be directed to:
Christine Ploski, PT, MS, PCS, MAc, LicAc
Physical Therapy Department
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-355-7212
Fax: 617-730-0151

Useful Links:

American Occupational Therapy Association:
Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Association:
National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy:
American Physical Therapy Association:
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