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Start Up Funding:

The Pro Bono Incubator is  a grant program designed to support innovations for new and existing clinics for the underserved in the United States. Information on the applications and deadlines is available at:


Peer Reviewed Publications:

Rayson N, Weiss S, Bellizio J. An Organizational Model and Growth of a Free-Standing Physical Therapy Student-Run Clinic. Journal of Student-Run Clinics. 2016 Sep 30 [last modified: 2016 Sep 30]. Edition 1.

Stickler K, Sabus C, Gustafson H, Kueser M, Lavaveshkul B, Dennery L. Pro-bono service through student-run clinics: How does physical therapy measure up? J Allied Health. 2016 Fall; 45(30:207-11.

Xia KR, Stone RJ, Hoffman J, Klappa SG. Promoting community health and eliminating health disparities through community-based participatory research. Phys Ther epub 2015 Aug 6.

Black JD, Palombaro KM, Dole RL. Student experiences in creating and launching a student-led physical therapy pro bono clinic: a qualitative investigation. Phys Ther. 2013 May; 93(5):637-48

Palombaro KM, Dole RL, Lattanzi JB. A case report of a student-led pro bono clinic: a proposed model for meeting student and community needs in a sustainable manner. Phys Ther. 2011 Nov; 91(11):1627-35.

Stickler L, Grapczynski C, Ritch J. Student perceptions of outcomes from participation in physical therapy pro bono clinics: A qualitative study. J Allied Health. 2013 Spring; 42 (1): 46-55.

Dockter M, Roller J, Eckert J. Preparing physical therapy students for the role of clinical educator: A case study report. 2013;44(3): 255-63.


Upcoming Conferences:


 2017 Conference Flyer


Web Resources:

The American Physical Therapy Association provides a resources page for members to provide information regarding pro bono physical therapy.

APTA has a Global Engagement and Pro Bono community that is available to all APTA members, particularly those who have an interest in global health, volunteering, and pro bono clinics. Housed on APTA’s ‘The Hub’, members are able to use this community to collaborate and share ideas, information, and resources on events of interest, opportunities, and participate in forums and discussions in this area. In addition, members can join other communities and forums of interest to them.

To participate in the Global Engagement and Pro Bono community, simply log on to the APTA website using your APTA member ID and password (or click here). Once in The Hub, click on ‘Communities’ (green box), and under ‘The Communities listed below are open to all members’, select ‘Global Engagement and Pro Bono’.  Once in the community, you can click on any of the topics and begin a discussion, join a discussion, upload documents, etc.

To familiarize yourself with The Hub, I suggest reading the FAQs and viewing the [very short] tutorials. Staff has received great feedback on The Hub and we are extremely pleased to have this new venue for our members.