Physical therapists are health care professionals who screen and treat individuals of all ages with medical problems or other health-related conditions limiting 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.
Physical therapy faculty from KU are involved with the Silver City Health Center, a local clinic offering primary health care and health education to English and Spanish-speaking residents of Wyandotte and Johnson counties. Located in the Argentine community of Kansas City, Kan., the center employs skilled health care professionals from the KU Schools of Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing. More information: SilverCityHealthCenter.org
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 HealthPartners is the faculty practice plan and sole entity for which managed care contracts are held regarding professional services provided by faculty of the two schools.