Clinic for Fitness and Function

The Clinic for Fitness and Function is a pro-bono clinic that provides physical therapy services at no cost to people in Peoria and the surrounding area who are uninsured, underinsured or need supplemental therapy.

The clinic is organized and staffed by faculty and students in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Bradley University. While the students are providing quality, evidence-based care, they are also developing hands-on educational skills and knowledge of physical therapy under the guidance of Bradley University faculty.

Clinic sessions occur during the Fall and Spring semesters and focus on treating individuals with neurological disorders. The program operates for 10 weeks each semester with clients attending 2 sessions each week on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Once the clinic reaches maximum capacity for the current semester, a waiting list for qualifying clients will be formed for the following 10 week session.

People we treat

Services are provided to patients of all ages, from infants to older adults. The Clinic for Fitness and Function provides treatment to patients with neuromuscular conditions including, but not limited to, these following diagnoses:

  • CVA (stroke)
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Neuropathies
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Brain injury

Care Qualification

The clinic is limited to those individuals who do not qualify for ongoing physical therapy coverage elsewhere, due to being uninsured or having exhausted insurance coverage. If you believe you or a family member may qualify to participate in the clinic, please contact us. We will conduct a brief telephone screen to determine eligibility. We will also obtain an order from your physician in order for you to participate.If you are a health care provider researching options for a patient, you can give them our contact information or (with your patient’s permission) contact us on their behalf. 


While physical therapy is provided free of charge, we welcome monetary donations. These donations enable us to purchase equipment and supplies to better serve our clients.