About University Physical Therapy
University Physical Therapy (UPT) is staffed by faculty members of UNC-Chapel Hill. Our therapists average over 20 years of clinical experience and look forward to serving you. We are dedicated to excellent patient care, clinical research, and educating the next generation of therapists.
We provide services that can help address problems with:
- Strength and endurance
- Flexibility and mobility
- Discomfort or pain that affects daily activities
- Performance with work, recreational and sports activities
- Custom foot orthotics
- Balance assessments and training
- Walking with or without an assistive device, including stairs
- Occupational Therapy
We accept Medicare and most major medical insurance but please check with your insurance provider for your specific physical therapy benefits. We also treat patients who are uninsured and accept payment out of pocket.
Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC)
Students, supervised by faculty members, provide medical services for the uninsured through a cooperative effort of multidisciplinary students from the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, Dentistry, Social Work, Information and Library Science and the Division of Physical Therapy.
Free Your Feet
Outreach program co-sponsored by UNC Division of Physical Therapy, FootCentric, LLC and North Carolina Physical Therapy Association dedicated to helping North Carolinians with a physical need for therapeutic shoes but lack the financial means to purchase them.
UPT clinical faculty have participated in numerous research studies, advancing knowledge in the areas of:
- Gait and balance
- Fall prevention
- Foot / ankle dysfunction
- Knee dysfunction