14 December 2011

Next Stop: Mexico

Since returning to UCSD, organic chemistry finals and late night study sessions at biomed, we have founded a student organization at UCSD: Phantom Outreach. We are also currently working with the Cure Our Children Foundation and the Amputee Coalition to post instructional videos of how to do mirror box therapy on their websites to further raise awareness in the amputee community throughout the States.

We plan on taking mirror therapy to Mexico next and in this effort we have partnered with several healthcare providers in Mexico and are working to schedule a traveling lecture series. These trips are scheduled to begin in January 2012. In June 2012, we will be returning to Haiti to further spread knowledge of the therapy in Port-au-Prince, as well as introducing it to physical therapy clinics throughout the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.