At the Chester Community Clinic, student physical and occupational therapists and professional physical and occupational 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 Clinic is a student-led clinic that provides compassionate and cost-effective physical and occupational therapy care to the uninsured and underinsured residents of Chester. For a nominal fee-for-service, physical and occupational therapy students, under the supervision of a licensed physical and occupational therapist, provide skilled physical and occupational therapy services for Chester community members who are turned away for local physical and occupational therapy clinics due to the their uninsured statuses as well as those discharged from local physical and occupational 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.