Community Rehabilitation Clinic in Utah County Receives Donation from The Kahlert Foundation

The Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Foundation
clinic provides pro-bono physical therapy rehab services for
under-resourced residents

PROVO, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#donation–The Rocky
Mountain University of Health Professions
(RMUoHP) Community
Rehabilitation Clinic
received a $125,000 donation from The
Kahlert Foundation
to help fund the operations of the pro-bono
rehabilitation clinic, which provides free care to the underserved and
underinsured citizens of Utah County.


“This donation helps eliminate limitations of our ability to help
people,” said Dr. Coleby Clawson, PT, DPT, director of Community
Rehabilitation Clinic and assistant faculty member of the RMUoHP Doctor
of Physical Therapy program. “It allows us to bring in more therapists,
more administrative help, and much needed equipment to help more people.
It also allows us to extend our hours of operation to help people who
are working to improve their lives and to reintegrate back into society.”

The donation was the second made to the clinic by The Kahlert Foundation
in two years and was presented this week to Clawson and other clinic and
RMUoHP staff and executives by Heather Kahlert, vice president of The
Kahlert Foundation.

“Healthcare has always been an important part of the mission of our
family’s foundation,” said Kahlert. “The RMUoHP Community Rehabilitation
Clinic serves the disadvantaged community of Utah County. It helps
people who have had surgeries and other medical procedures receive the
physical therapy they need to complete their rehabilitation, so they
feel better, and so they can return to their lives, families and jobs.
We are pleased to support this clinic and feel it is a model for others
to follow in helping people with rehabilitation needs.”

The Community Rehabilitation Clinic (CRC) is the first of its kind in
Utah County. It serves the uninsured and underserved citizens who need
physical therapy rehabilitation. Most patients return to levels of
normalcy, secure or continue employment and carry on productive and
healthy lives and daily activity.

The CRC has a highly trained and skilled staff of licensed, qualified
physical therapists and physical therapy assistants as well as Doctor of
Physical Therapy (DPT) students and faculty from RMUoHP, physical
therapist volunteers from the community, and pre-physical therapy
students from Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University.

The Kahlert Foundation provides grants to non-profit organizations to
improve the quality of life and well-being of the community in the areas
of health care, youth programs, education, veteran organizations, and
human services.

“We are grateful for the support from The Kahlert Foundation and other
donors who help fund and operate the CRC,” said Dr. Richard P. Nielsen,
founding president of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
who regularly works in the clinic seeing patients in his specialty area
of clinical electrophysiology. “Together we can help many people each
year receive the physical therapy services they need to heal, improve
their health and live active lives.”

RMUoHP also operates the Center
for Communication Disorders
– a second pro-bono clinic for the
disadvantaged residents of Utah County providing speech-language
pathology assessment and intervention for community members of all ages.

About Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

Founded and located in Provo, Utah, in June 1998, Rocky Mountain
University of Health Professions (RMUoHP), is a regionally accredited
institution under the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities,
an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the
U.S. Department of Education. This accreditation is the highest
achievable in the United States. RMUoHP is an exclusive graduate
healthcare education institution with a reputation for
high-quality, evidence-based, and outcomes-oriented healthcare education
programs and has a diverse student body and faculty with alumni from
Utah and all 50 states.


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