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2nd Annual Free Physical Therapy Checkups at Husson University’s Pro Bono Clinic 4:00 PM Husson University Research and Education Center, 79 Marshall Road, Bangor, Maine 04401 , Bangor

For the second consecutive year, Husson University’s SOARing Eagles Healthcare clinic at 79 Marshall Road in Bangor is offering free physical therapy checkups to members of the public. The checkups are available on April 10 and April 11, 2023 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Anyone interested in receiving one of these complimentary overall health screenings provided by Husson physical therapy (PT) students can contact Dr. Kimberly Steinbarger, PT, MHS, DHSc, an assistant professor at Husson’s School of Physical Therapy at 207-941-7181 or steinbargerk@husson.edu to make an appointment.

The checkups are open to the public and there is no charge for these physical therapy evaluations. Any adult, of any age, who is uninsured or underinsured, and needs subsequent treatment after the examination, but cannot afford to pay for it themselves, can receive it at Husson’s SOARing Eagles Healthcare clinic.

“These checkups are an outstanding opportunity to identify potential personal mobility issues before they become more significant,” said Steinbarger. “After the assessment, clients will receive information about their personal health with results that identify specific concerns and challenges. Anyone who was provided with measurements at last year’s event is welcome to bring them in. By comparing last year’s measurements to this year’s results, participants will be able to see if there have been improvements or declines in their personal health over the past year.”

“Individuals don’t need to have attended last year’s check-up in order to participate,” continued Steinbarger. “Anyone who is suffering from sports or activity-related injuries; motion or strength limitations; chronic pain; functional disabilities; post-surgical pain or a loss of function, is welcome to contact us. We’re here to help.”

“During the checkups, we can also help answer questions about personal fitness levels and wellness, strength and flexibility. Anyone who is suffering from chronic pain that’s looking for help should make an appointment with us to get evaluated. We also encourage anyone with concerns about the effects of aging to attend. There’s no charge associated with this public service,” she said.

No insurance information will be required. All assessments completed during these sessions will remain confidential.

“Think of it this way,” said Karen Huhn, PT, PhD, chair of the physical therapy department and a professor in Husson University’s School of Physical Therapy. “You get a dental checkup and cleaning every six months. This physical therapy evaluation is a way to get a checkup for the rest of you. Identifying an issue now can help prevent it from getting worse. That way, you won’t have to deal with a more serious physical problem later.”

These evaluations serve a dual purpose. In addition to providing members of the public with a checkup at no cost that can prevent future health issues, these evaluations provide Husson University physical therapy students with hands-on experience with real-life patients. Students will be able to gain important experiential learning insights as part of this process that will make them better professionals after they graduate.

Husson University’s School of Physical Therapy provides the advanced knowledge students need to become skilled and knowledgeable practitioners who collaborate with a patient’s health care team to help maximize function. Students can enroll in any of three programs: a six-year Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences/Doctor of Physical Therapy degree; a three-year Doctor of Physical Therapy degree or a Doctor of Physical Therapy/Master of Business Administration dual-degree program.

The School of Physical Therapy is just one of several schools that are a part of Husson University’s College of Health and Pharmacy. Others include the School of Nursing, the School of Occupational Therapy and the School of Pharmacy.

The facilities at Husson University include designated physical and therapy lecture rooms, laboratories, a cadaver dissection lab, excellent library resources and wireless computer access.

For nearly 125 years, Husson University has shown its adaptability and strength in delivering educational programs that prepare future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent a superior value in higher education. The hallmarks of a Husson education include advanced knowledge delivered through quality educational programs in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. According to an analysis of tuition and fees by U.S. News & World Report, Husson University is one of the most affordable private colleges in New England. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.

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