A pro bono clinic serving North Philadelphia

The North Broad Physical Therapy Center provides student-run and clinician-supervised pro bono physical therapy services to uninsured, underinsured and underserved community members of North Philadelphia. Together, we aim to reduce healthcare disparities and improve quality of life by inspiring community partnership, mutual learning and interprofessional collaboration. 

About the NBPTC

Founded in October 2015, and officially opened in January 2016, the North Broad Physical Therapy Center (NBPTC) is a student-run and faculty-advised pro-bono physical therapy clinic located on Temple University’s Health Sciences Campus in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Several years in the making, it was an initiative started by Temple’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students and faculty. It is a collaboration of the University, the College of Public Health, the physical therapy program, and people who believe in serving the Philadelphia community.

Temple’s DPT students and licensed physical therapists from the community evaluate and treat clients of any age with muscle, bone, joint, balance or neurological dysfunctions. They dedicate themselves to educating and providing quality care to the North Philadelphia community, and empowering fellow neighbors in the community to lead healthier lives. We are proud to be able to offer free services to our patients, and since our inception we have saved patients and insurers over $50,000.

Our board is entirely student run and consists of members of all three Temple DPT classes, filling the roles of clinic coordinator, funds, outcomes, client advocate, clinical mentor and alumni relations, market and communications, community outreach, student relations, and operations. Board members from each incoming class are selected by their peers every fall via an application process, ensuring a smooth transition from year to year.

The North Broad Physical Therapy Center is guided by the American Physical Therapy Association's Code of Ethics and the following core values: accountability, altruism, compassion/caring, excellence, integrity, professional duty and social responsibility.