Vol State and Clay Walker Foundation Partner to Assist Those with MS

Tue, Apr 16, 2024

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is teaming up with the Clay Walker Foundation (CWF) to organize an inaugural clinic on campus for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). We are thrilled about the opportunity for students to witness diverse therapy techniques under the guidance of Dan Ashley, who is the Academic Clinical Coordinator for the PTA program. This innovative approach to learning aligns with the College's mission by building partnerships, strengthening external community involvement, and offering an innovative educational opportunity to Vol State students.

View a video about this new collaboration

A Physical Therapist Assistant is a qualified individual who has completed an accredited program and passed a licensure examination to provide physical therapy services to patients. Working under the supervision of a professional physical therapist, PTAs serve in various settings such as hospitals, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, health maintenance organizations, school settings, and outpatient clinics.

Faculty in the PTA program will provide students with an educational opportunity as faculty deliver interventions to those diagnosed with MS Clients are identified through CWF and by community professionals.

The Tennessee Board of Regents, Vol State, the Clay Walker Foundation, and Regina Brown, who is the Director of the PTA program, have all contributed to making this possible. Learn more about the PTA program.

Blog Author
Kim Christmon, Dean of Health Sciences
PTA students learning how to use the parallel bars with a patient
PTA students learning stretching exercises