Doctor of Physical Therapy students, faculty help keep Tybee clean
Students and faculty in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy program helped clean the beaches on Tybee Island as part of the Physical Therapy Day of Service, a national event for individuals to raise awareness in their communities about physical health.
“In previous years, we have hosted free health screenings for the community such as blood pressure and balance assessments, but due to safety precautions with COVID-19, we decided this year to choose an event that did not require direct contact with the community to reduce everyone’s risk of exposure,” stated Lauren Potter, Physical Therapy Club advocacy chair. “We still wanted to impact the health of the people living around us, so we decided to partner with Tybee Clean Beach to clean the beach.”
The volunteers cleaned North Tybee Beach and filled approximately eight five-gallon buckets with trash and recyclable items.
“We all love our city and want to do our part to help keep it clean,” Potter added.