Kasey Frey, second-year Arcadia University Doctor of Physical Therapy student, discusses the new student-run physical therapy pro bono clinic at Arcadia, which opened on March 18. The goal of the Glenside, Pa. clinic is to help address healthcare disparities by providing free physical therapy services while giving students a hands-on learning opportunity, while faculty provide oversight. It is open to all community members for preventative care or rehabilitation from injuries or long-term conditions without requiring a doctor’s referral. There are now 108 university-based clinics nationwide.
Kasey Frey is a second year Arcadia University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student who has been an integral member of the committee to open the pro bono clinic. She graduated from Arcadia in 2019 with a bachelors degree in Healthcare Administration. During her undergraduate studies, she completed a two-summer internship in the physical therapy administration office a local major healthcare system in her hometown of the Lehigh Valley. Since Frey started her DPT program at Arcadia, her clinical experience has been in outpatient orthopedics, which cultivated her interest in developing Arcadia’s pro bono physical therapy clinic.