By Thomas Dugan

The Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology has opened a new, free physical therapy clinic available to all staff, faculty and students.

Staffed with two Massachusetts licensed physical therapists and our doctoral of physical therapy (DPT) students, the UMass Lowell Physical Therapy Clinic is open this semester until Dec. 1. Treatment takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 4 to 6 p.m., in Riverview Suites.

The clinic delivers high quality, evidence-based care to the UML community, while providing experiential learning opportunities for our students.

Faculty designed the clinical experience to provide first- and second-year DPT students an opportunity to practice patient interactions, admission procedures and selected interventions prior to their formal clinical education experiences. Second and third-year DPT students will engage in a mentorship model to develop teaching and professional leadership skills integral to the student experience.

Your care will be provided by a team approach at the highest quality. Lou Coiro '82 and Heather Jones ’10 '13, two practicing and licensed physical therapists with decades of experience, will supervise the students.

No primary care physician referral is required and the services are free to UML employees. Our staff adheres to all state and federal guidelines to protect confidentiality and privacy.

If you are in need of rehabilitation services and would like to help our students learn in the process, please contact Thom Dugan, thomas_dugan@uml.edu, 978-934-4141. He can answer any of your questions and schedule an appointment.