Clients are members of our community with particular health conditions who are invited to help with the education of students in Elon University’s School of Health Sciences. Clients play a unique and vital role in student education, giving students realistic, firsthand experience working with people with a variety of health needs.
Our clients have a desire to help educate our next generation of medical professionals by sharing their experiences and allowing our students the firsthand opportunity to work with individuals with varying limitations.
No. Often completely healthy individuals are used to simply allow the students the opportunity to develop skills in taking medical history and personal communication.
Our program has benefited with working with individuals who have medical conditions, such as fractures, stroke, heart disease, joint problems or replacements, developmental disabilities, etc.
Our physical therapy students are learning to treat a variety of conditions which limit mobility. Our students also work with individuals who have limited mobility to develop an exercise plan to increase their mobility.
Yes. All classes and programs are supervised by a licensed physical therapist.
No. Our program is seeking participants of all ages, ranging from infants to older adults. We do however require parental consent and supervision for anyone younger than 18.
The type of compensation depends on the type of activity you engage in as a client. If you receive a physical therapy screening and/or treatment, you will not receive additional compensation. Other activities involve monetary compensation.