Drs. Carolyn Galleher and Sarah Ewing receive Hamot Health Foundation Community Promise Grant
We are proud to announce the receipt of $21,000 from the Hamot Health Foundation Community Promise Grant for equipment to expand the operations of the Gannon University DPT Pro Bono Clinic. This clinic, established in 2011, to serve the needs of individuals who have exhausted their annual PT benefits or students who are without health insurance benefits, will be able to purchase additional equipment to meet the needs of these clients.
This clinic is collaboratively managed by a DPT Graduate Student Executive Board and full time DPT faculty. The goals of the clinic are to develop students to become knowledgeable, service-oriented, collaborative practitioners, and promote the health, wellness, and quality of life in the community and society. The clinic goals are embedded into the DPT Program's Strategic Plan, which also aligns with the Morosky College and University's Strategic Plan.
The Pro Bono PT Clinic provides an on-campus clinical environment where the specific and varied learning needs of the physical therapy student body can be addressed. As students’ progress with their skills and experience, faculty are able to create learning experiences between students to foster learning. Further, the Pro Bono Clinic provides the opportunity for leadership development with the engaged students.
The Pro Bono Clinic is held in an 800 square foot space in the Human Performance Lab within Gannon’s Recreation and Wellness Center. Basic physical therapy equipment, including treatment tables, hot and cold packs, hand dumbbell weights, resistance bands, and biophysical agents are available. The fitness equipment which is within the Recreation and Wellness Center is also available for client treatment. On average, six clients are treated each week, engaging approximately 15 DPT students with the scheduling, examination and treatment process.
The new equipment which will be purchased will specifically address the needs of those with chronic disability and concussions.