Hands for Health (HfH) is a student-managed clinic that serves members of the greater Mt. Pleasant community who are uninsured, or otherwise unable to pay for needed Physical Therapy Services. Our goal is to provide direct patient care services in the realm of Physical Therapy, as well as community outreach programs for individuals and small groups. This clinic also provides clinic-based educational opportunities for individuals currently enrolled in the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy at Central Michigan University. Hands-for-Health is staffed by graduate students and faculty from the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. The students provide the appropriate level of patient care based on their educational and clinical experience, while faculty-clinicians supervise and provide guidance on treatment strategies and clinical practice.

The HfH Clinic has been in operation since January of 1998 and is currently run in 2138 Health Professions Building in the Carls Center. The patient population base is primarily orthopedic, but we have seen a number of patients with neurologic impairment, geriatric and pediatric clients, and university-aged students with athletic injuries. The available equipment in the clinic is state-of-the-art and we are able to provide isokinetic functional testing and treatment with a computer-aided dynamometer machine.

For more information, please call (989) 774-1298. After the recorded message, please leave your name, phone number, and state the best times for us to return your call.

Special thanks is extended to Central Michigan Community Hospital, who was the original co-sponsor when the clinic opened at Wellness Central.

Hands for Health is indebted to CMCH for use of its facilities, clinical supervisors during its Wednesday night operations, and its leadership in making the Hands for Health Clinic a reality and success.

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