The ComMUnity Physical Therapy Clinic is a student-operated physical therapy initiative housed within the Marquette Physical Therapy Clinic and overseen by the faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy at Marquette University. We provide physical therapy services to medically uninsured individuals of Milwaukee by incorporating licensed physical therapists and physical therapy students in a collaborative educational model. These collaborations enable FREE physical therapy services to individuals in need while facilitating student development and hands-on experience; therefore, each patient will be seen by a treatment team consisting of a maximum of four doctorate of physical therapy students and a licensed physical therapist.
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Please contact one of our student directors at (414) 288-2121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summary of 2020:
- Total number of patient visits: 120+ visits
- Total number of hours volunteered by SPTs: 600
- Total number of units billed: 368
- Total amount of services provided: $12,925.53
- Top three diagnoses: LBP, knee pain, shoulder pain.
*This year's reduced numbers are a result COVID-19 closure and reduced capacity
Summary of 2018 – 2019:
- Total number of patient visits: 350+
- Total number of hours volunteered by SPTs: 1,400
- Total number of units billed: 640
- Total amount of services provided: $23,429.03
- Top three diagnoses: LBP, knee pain, shoulder pain
Demand for pro bono services:
According to the U.S. Census and American Community Survey, as of 2019 the uninsured population in Milwaukee County is 7.4% (69,026) and in the City of Milwaukee is 10.4% (59,310). In Milwaukee County, 67% of the uninsured population are employed. The City of Milwaukee has the highest uninsured rates in the state of Wisconsin making Marquette's clinic an excellent location to provide pro bono physical therapy services.