Our Medical Mission

Our medical mission allows students and faculty to travel to orphanages, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and rehabilitation clinics where we provide physical therapy services to under-served populations. There, we are able to administer individualized screenings, evaluations, skilled treatments, and other services to patients who do not have adequate access to necessary medical care. We also emphasize caregiver and patient education as integral parts of this mission, ensuring that our vision provides a lasting impact on the communities we serve.

For the past seven years, third-year DPT students traveled to Costa Rica, building a thriving physical therapy practice in an orphanage, which protects and cares for abandoned persons living with severe and profound neurologic disorders. 

Following the overwhelming success of Marymount’s presence in Costa Rica, the DPT Class of 2019 is excited to continue the challenging task of building an equally successful practice in a new location--Nicaragua. We aim to establish a foundation for a self-sufficient physical therapy practice that will be accessible to all persons in need of care.

To learn more or to make a donoation, please visit our Nicaragua Service Mission trip 2018 site. 

Please read the student blog about our trip:

DPT Class of 2015 Service Trip
DPT Class of 2016 Service Trip

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Physical Therapy Department

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