Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who screen and treat individuals of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
PTs will develop a plan to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Faculty and students in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science are actively involved in the JayDoc Free Clinic and the Silver City Health Center, providing much-needed clinical services to the local community.
KU HealthPartners, Inc.
The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science operates its clinical relationships through KU HealthPartners, Inc., clinical enterprise operated by the University of Kansas School of Nursing and School of Health Professions. Organized as a 501 (c)(3) corporation, KU Health Partners is the faculty practice plan and sole entity for which managed care contracts are held regarding professional advanced practice nursing and allied health services provided by faculty of the two schools.
KU Health Partners, Inc. offers to the Greater Kansas City area the opportunity for direct access to professional advanced practice nursing and allied health services. In addition to basic primary care services, KU Health Partners, Inc. has a unique focus on health promotion and optimal human functioning which is holistically provided and client-centered. A strong commitment exists to provide evidence-based care and to measuring and promoting positive client outcomes.