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Research poster documenting the following project: The University of New England (UNE) collaborated with local recovery centers to create an interdisciplinary service learning partnership. Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program explored the role of PT in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) recovery in an elective course. Three interactive PT related sessions were developed for the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Pinetree Recovery Center with the purpose of providing tools for physical activity to aid in the SUD recovery process.

Publication Date

Spring 2020


Interprofessional Education


Authors Charles, Ritchie, Ruby, Sullivan, Warren, Whitten, and Yaitanes were UNE Physical Therapy students when this research was conducted; author Litterini is faculty in the UNE Physical Therapy Department.

An Innovative Collaboration Of An Academic Institution With A Community Recovery Center

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