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Our Mission

SHAC Physical Therapy is a free service that treats a variety of conditions including post-operative rehabilitation, joint and muscle aches and pains, sports and other musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, balance problems, concussions and other neurologic disorders, developmental delays in children, etc. All evaluations and treatments are provided by Doctorate of Physical Therapy students and supervised by a licensed Physical Therapist. Appointments are available every Wednesday evening at the SHAC clinic (Piedmont Health Center) in Carrboro.

Location & Hours

Our free medical clinic operates every Wednesday from 6:00PM to 8:30PM. It is located at:
Carrboro Community Health Center
301 Lloyd St
Carrboro, NC 27510

 

About Us

Physical Therapy is available to address:

  • Recovery from a physical injury (recent or chronic)
  • Injury prevention
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Education about women’s issues including incontinence, osteoporosis, pre- and postnatal exercise, and back pain during pregnancy
  • Creating exercise prescriptions for patients who are hypertensive, diabetic, or overweight
  • Education about back care, foot care, and safe occupational body habits

Make an Appointment

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to the UNC Hospitals Emergency Department at 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC.

Due to the pandemic, SHAC PT offers both in-person and telehealth appointments to ensure the safety of our patients as well as our providers.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (919) 659-5518 or email shac_physicaltherapy@med.unc.edu.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What problems should I go to Physical Therapy for?

Physical therapists can help with a wide array of health concerns, including proper healing after surgery, muscle sprains and strains, joint and back pain, balance and vestibular problems, injury prevention, and so much more! If you are not sure if physical therapy would be appropriate for your injury or concern, contact us and we can schedule you for an appointment or refer you to someone who can help.


What should I bring to my appointment?

Bring whatever equipment you have been using (walker, cane, brace, etc.) and wear loose-fitting clothing and shoes that you can move or exercise in.


What will the Physical Therapist do?

At the first visit, the physical therapist will ask you some background questions to learn more about you and your condition. Then, they will conduct a series of tests which may include measuring your range of motion and muscle strength, as well as palpating the area. After they determine a diagnosis, they will create your treatment plan, including a home exercise and stretching plan, and conduct any necessary treatment in the clinic with whatever time is left.

 

Contact Us

For questions related to physical therapy services, please contact shac_physicaltherapy@med.unc.edu.