Physical therapy has widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function and movement. Physical therapists in the orthopedic setting evaluate, treat, and educate to improve or restore movement and function and to reduce pain.
The clinic treats clients of all ages and with a variety of impairments and needs. Student clinicians provide evaluation and treatment for many musculoskeletal conditions, including tendonitis, patello-femoral pain syndrome, low back and neck pain, muscle strain, ankle sprains, and carpal tunnel. Interventions are individually designed to promote maximum function.
The clinic offers sessions once per week. Sessions follow the Nazareth College semester schedule. Clinicians also provide clients with home exercise plans to further physical improvement while not in therapy.
Therapy services are provided by students in the doctor of physical therapy professional program under the supervision of licensed physical therapist faculty, according to the standards of the New York State Office of the Professions.
Clients are referred to the clinic from any number of sources, including other clinics and clients, case managers, physicians, and social workers. Please check with the physical therapy clinic office regarding the need for physician referral.
Eligibility and Fees
The clinic offers affordable services to individuals who have exhausted their own health care benefits. A voluntary donation of $5 per visit is appreciated.
The orthopedic physical therapy clinic is found on the Nazareth campus in Carroll Hall. Parking is convenient to the clinic and accessible.