As part of the virtual clinical internship activities of the Department of Physical Therapy, the College of Rehabilitation Sciences recently launched the Tiger Sports Freehub, with the virtual event announcing the opening of the clinic held on August 25, 2021.The Tiger Sports Freehub provides “free rehabilitation and strength and conditioning services to all enrolled Thomasian student athletes. The exercise programs are strengthened through interprofessional collaboration among PT, SPS, coaches, and medical doctors. The platforms used are Facebook Page, Facebook Group, and Zoom,” according to Chief Physical Therapist Ken Erbvin R. Sosa, MOH, PTRP, PT. The virtual clinic is also run by Sports Science department supervisors, namely, Gino V. Zapanta, XPS and Kris Anthony T. Agarao, MSHMS. Thomasian athletes who want to avail of the services may do so by liking the Facebook page of the clinic and joining the Zoom meeting for initial screening. Student interns, under the guidance of their mentors from CRS, will handle the athletes and provide the necessary healthcare services.
In attendance during the virtual launch were University officials, led by Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Cheryl R. Peralta, DrPH, College of Rehabilitation Sciences officials led by Dean Anne Marie C. Aseron, MSPT, Physical Therapy and Sports Science Department Chairs Donald G. Manlapaz, PhD and Reil Vinard S. Espino, as well as Health Service Director Sheryl M. Dionisio, MD and Athletics Moderator Rodrigo A. Sambuang, Jr. of the Institute of Physical Education and Athletics.