At the Chester Community Physical Therapy Clinic, student physical therapists and professional physical therapists will evaluate and treat clients of any age with muscle, bone, joint, coordination, balance or movement dysfunction through strengthening activities, pain relieving modalities, stretching, joint mobilization and other interventions as needed on a per client basis. Each client will have a plan of care which will promote movement, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.
The Chester Community Physical Therapy Clinic is a student-led clinic that provides compassionate and cost-effective physical therapy care to the uninsured and underinsured residents of Chester. For a nominal fee-for-service, physical therapy students, under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, provide skilled physical therapy services for Chester community members who are turned away for local physical therapy clinics due to the their uninsured statuses as well as those discharged from local physical therapy clinics due to exhausted insurance benefits for physical therapy. The Clinic opened its doors on September 15, 2009. It is presently open four evenings a week for two hours each evening and operates completely under student leadership.