Physical Therapy program enhances clinical offerings
In addition to launching the UNT Health Science Center’s first physical therapy academic program this fall semester, UNT Health will simultaneously benefit from being able to offer patients clinical physical therapy services from the school’s faculty.
Dr. Clayton Holmes, PT, Chairman of the program, will oversee the clinical operations which will initially be available in the Patient Care Center on the HSC campus, and will operate with convenient, extended hours.
“The ability to bring an additional clinical and academic program to the UNT Health Science Center where an already stellar clinical and teaching environment exists seems to be such a natural fit,” Holmes said. “Especially within the realm of the expertise and focus on musculoskeletal systems which already excels here, it’s such a great compliment.”
Holmes notes that both expert clinical staff and faculty will work right away in making the physical therapy program one of the best in the state, including a research component.
Dr. Michael Connors, PT, assistant professor and director of clinical services for the program, will assist in overseeing the clinical operations of the department. Dr. Connors, PT will serve as the primary clinician for the Patient Care Center clinic.
The PT faculty practice will be ambulatory in nature and open to patients for rehabilitative care following injury and trauma, along with promoting wellness and prevention in the general population.
The Physical Therapy Clinic is located on the first floor of the Patient Care Center, 855 Montgomery, Suite 165.
The phone number is 817-735-5400.