Empowering the Community Through Health & Movement!
PT Heart was recognized by Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee County for their volunteering efforts. They were also presented with the Wings of Hope Award. (Photo above)
PT HEART is a student-led pro-bono clinic committed to providing physical therapy services and health education to the uninsured and under-insured of Genesee county. The clinic was established in January 2012. The clinic seeks to create an environment of health and learning for all who enter through its doors by providing excellent care through evidence based intervention, patient centered services, patient care and education, and collaboration between patients, students, and practitioners.
• Students from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and students from the Health Education program collaborate on this student-led initiative.
• PT Heart affiliates with U of M-Flint, the DPT program, UM-Flint's Innovation Incubator, and operates out of the North End Soup Kitchen (NESK). NESK is an ideal location for our target population. It already has an established relationship with the community and is close to the University of Michigan-Flint campus. It also has available space for the clinic as well as storage, parking, and is easily accessible for our patients.
• The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) department is our sponsor and we collaborate with clinicians and other individuals of the community. Please contact us for further information.
PTHEART student clinic members Edgar Torres and Karen Burnett appear on ABC12 News to discuss clinic activities -
PT HEART's Desires: Please click here to see a list of equipment that is needed for the Pro Bono Clinic, plus check out PT HEART Beat News and Events!
Treat movement limitations
Improvement of body mechanics
Mental health and addiction services
Healthy eating tips
Help to quit smoking