What is physical therapy (what type of services do we offer)?
Physical therapists evaluate and treat movement disorders that affect an individual's occupation, recreation, and activities of daily living. We use scientifically based treatments that focus on restoring function, reducing pain, and preventing disability. We understand anatomy, biomechanics, exercise science, and movement analysis and are able to provide treatment that is specific to each individual.
Who is eligible for physical therapy services with us?
We offer free physical therapy services to underserved and underinsured individuals in the Greater Salt Lake area who are at or below 150% of the poverty line. Our services will focus on treating physical impairments or injuries that affect an individual's occupation, recreation, and activities of daily living.
Common muscle and bone injuries we treat:
Joint and spine pain including arthritis, muscle pain and weakness, movement and balance disorders.
Who provides the treatment?
Services are provided by teams of students currently pursuing their Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at the University of Utah, supervised by a licensed physical therapist.
Are there translators available?
Spanish interpreters are available on site when needed.
Interpreters for additional languages may be provided upon request. Please let us know if you need these services when scheduling an appointment.
What will my appointment be like?
When you come in for an appointment, you will be seen by two student physical therapists who work together to evaluate your injury and to diagnose your injury or complaint. This initial appointment will take 2 hours. The physical therapists and physical therapy students will prescribe a treatment plan specific to your needs. This might include activities for you to work on at home.