High Point Medical Center Health and High Point University Announce Physical Therapy Partnership


High Point Medical Center Health and High Point University are pleased to announce a clinical partnership for physical therapy services and student education.   As part of this collaboration, High Point Medical Center will open a new physical therapy clinic in May 2016 and begin providing clinical education opportunities for students of High Point University’s physical therapy department in 2017-2018.

“We are pleased to be able to collaborate with High Point University and their department of physical therapy,” said Ernie Bovio, CEO and President of High Point Medical Center.  “Together we will provide expanded critical physical therapy services for the citizens of High Point.”  

The new physical therapy clinic, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of High Point Medical Center, will be located in the existing High Point University Human Biomechanics & Physiology Laboratory space on Mall Loop Road in High Point.  Services offered include state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy for orthopaedic and sports injuries, back and neck disorders, neurological rehabilitative issues and much more.  In addition, this clinical partnership will include a pro bono clinic in 2018 to meet the rehabilitation needs of underinsured members of the community.

High Point University selected High Point Medical Center as their clinical partner for the department of physical therapy doctorate program slated to begin in the summer of 2017.  As their clinical partner, High Point Medical Center will provide a variety of hands-on learning experiences for the physical therapy students in both inpatient and outpatient facilities.  

“We are High Point’s University,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, High Point University president. “Through new, innovative science programs, our faculty and students will partner with High Point Medical Center physicians to provide specialized treatment for people in our city who need it most. This one-of-a-kind clinic will improve the lives of patients and their families in our community.”

The physical therapy students will assist with diagnosing and treating individuals of all ages, from newborns to senior citizens, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.  

“UNC Health Care has a long history of supporting the education of future health care providers,” said Bovio.  “There is a high demand for physical therapists in the workforce and we are pleased to be able to help High Point University address those needs for future generations to come in our community.”

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