Opened as a student-led clinic, EQUIP Rehabilitation provides the opportunity for Quinnipiac students to work together and create and improve high-quality care for those in the New Haven area.
Since its conception 10 years ago, Quinnipiac physical therapy students have treated more than 400 clients.
When COVID-19 struck, EQUIP Rehabilitation took it as an opportunity to improve and grow to benefit the broader community.
The students added six EQUIP for Life Teams, fully implementing them in 2021, and expanded their services and offerings to provide even more physical therapy services to the whole community including exercise classes, health and wellness education, health screenings, health fairs, work with adaptive sports and modification of products for children with physical and cognitive impairments through the Go Baby Go program.
EQUIP Rehabilitation is led by faculty and alumni volunteers who guide the students each week in the clinic. Approximately 70% of the students from the graduate physical therapy program donate their time each week, led by a student executive board of 11 members.