Physical Therapy

Mission Statement
As part of a Jesuit University, our mission is to support the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. The Physical Therapy Branch of the Health Resource Center seeks excellence in the fulfillment of its global purposes of teaching, health care and service to the community. Through the Health Resource Center, the Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy will provide quality physical therapy care to those in need. This pursuit is motivated by the inspiration and values of the Judeo-Christian tradition and is guided by the spiritual and intellectual ideals of the Society of Jesus.

Vision Statement
Students from the Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy will provide ProBono services to community members through the Health Resource Center (HRC). Engaging in interprofessional care, students will confer with current student medical staff to promote use and appropriateness of physical therapy for HRC clients, as well as establish appointment based physical therapy services one day a week in the HRC.

Physical Therapy Services at the SLU HRC opened on January 4, 2014 thanks to the efforts of Hilary Obert, SPT; Amanda DiGangi, SPT; and Barb Yemm, PT, DPT, OCS. The clinic is designed to give SLU physical therapy students the opportunity to further develop the skills they have been learning in school, provide collaborative interprofessional communication between physicians and physical therapists, while also giving back to the St. Louis community and providing physical therapy treatments free of charge to its members.

During the clinic, 2-4 student physical therapists in their 2nd and 3rd years of PT school treat patients under the supervision of at least one licensed physical therapist that is an instructor in the Saint Louis University Physical Therapy Program. Other physical therapy students pair with 1st and 2nd year medical students in order to determine if a patient at the HRC can benefit from physical therapy services. Students are able to evaluate and treat any patient who has been referred to physical therapy by a physician either from an outside provider or within the HRC.

The service is available every Saturday from 8am to 12pm. Patients are seen every 30 minutes. A total of 16 appointments are available each Saturday. Patients must have a valid prescription from a doctor and appointment to be seen.

In order to make an appointment, please contact the program using the information below. Phone messages and emails are checked every Wednesday and Saturday.

Contact Info:
Phone number: (314) 534-8822
Fax number: (314) 977-8513
This service is offered every Saturday morning from 8am to 12pm by prescription and appointment only.

To make an appointment, please call (314) 534-8822.