PT students teach area high schoolers about biomechanics

About 25 St. Louis-area high school students visited Washington University School of Medicine Friday, April 6, to participate in activities involving physical therapy and biomechanics, the study of mechanical laws relating to the movement and structure of living organisms.

PhD students in the Movement Science Program of the university’s Program in Physical Therapy hosted the event as part of National Biomechanics Day, which is aimed at exposing high school students and teachers to biomechanics in fun, engaging ways. A key goal of the students hosting the event was to inform the younger students — visiting from about 10 area districts and high schools — about educational opportunities within the physical therapy program and possible careers related to biomechanics and movement science.

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