We began our very first day in the local hospital, Las Obras. Upon entry the staff greeted us with open arms and were happy to see us.
After a brief tour of the hospital, we were eager to meet the patients. We were divided into groups to cover young adults, geriatrics, and pediatric sections of the hospital. In collaboration with the staff, treatments provided included gait training, bed mobility, balance training, development of motor skills, and joint mobilizations. The patients were very excited to see us and were happy to participate in therapy. Our day concluded with a Guatemalan style dinner which was cooked in our condominium.
Over dinner we reflected on our various experiences throughout the day. Overall, we were pleased about the work we were able to provide today. Stay tuned to see what tomorrow has in store for us!