JFC will be closed this Saturday, March 30th. Thanks everyone and see you in April!
JFC Open House
Saturday, November 17th
Physical & Occupational Therapy
The Jackson Free Rehabilitation Clinic is currently being developed by students and faculty from the Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy departments from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Developed in cooperation with The Jackson Free Clinic, its primary purpose is to serve the needs of people who are uninsured. This clinic will enhance the quality of life for those citizens while helping UMC faculty and students live out our moral and economic responsibilities as citizens of this community.
First, second, and third year PT and OT students will volunteer to assist with treatments, evaluations, and patient education. All students are supervised by academic and/ or clinical faculty from PT and OT.
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is a health and rehabilitation profession. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who – due to physical, developmental, social or emotional problems – need retraining or assistive equipment in order to lead independent, productive and satisfying lives.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is a health and rehabilitation profession that uses a variety of techniques to restore, maintain and promote the best possible physical function. Physical therapists can help prevent/treat the onset and progression of various neuromusculoskeletal related problems.
The faculty and students from the Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) department will also be collaborating with us in this joint venture.
Working at the clinic will give the students the opportunity to assist with any special screenings and also perform basic assessments such as ROM, MMT, sensory testing, blood pressure, and posture.
The Rehabilitation Clinic hopes to be up and running by late fall.
Renovations at the JFC are finally done and were back at our old location. Call and schedule your appointment today!