Physical Therapy in Haiti: Paying it Forward

Larry Ronan , MD, poetically described his mentor, Thomas S. Durant , MD, as a “very large bonfire” who would impact those he encountered with “life-changing sparks”. Almost 20 years after his passing, Dr. Durant’s legacy continues to have a positive impact.

Rachel Lampros , PT, DPT, a physical therapist with the Sports Medicine Center in the Mass General Department of Orthopedics , recently made her fifth volunteer trip to Haiti since 2015 . Working as the Massachusetts Chapter Director of the nonprofit  STAND , whose mission is to establish permanent access to orthopedic rehabilitative services in Haiti through direct patient care and clinical training of its citizens, she is committed to helping the Haitian people the right way.