(MAR. 28)—The University Health Service (UHS) has opened an Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy Clinic to serve the UP Diliman faculty, staff and students.
Located at two rooms inside Llamas Hall near the individual doctors’ offices, the clinic operates from Monday to Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and accepts patients by referral for a fee.
According to one of its current resident consultants Prof. Pauline Aguhob of CAMP, the clinic can help patients suffering from physical dysfunction from illnesses ranging from mild back pain to more grave ones like dysfunction from Parkinson’s Disease or stroke.
“Iyong mga nagsisimula na iyong sakit sakit like arthritis, mga cumulative trauma conditions like mga Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or may naiipit na mga tendons, naiipit na mga ugat, pwede naming i-address,” she said.
Aguhob added that the most common conditions “are mostly skeletal injuries, so this includes, back pain, muscle strain, muscle sprain, accidents like amputations. We also have a lot of geriatric patients that have for example arthritis, mga back pain tapos yung mga nagka-stroke din and other neurologic conditions.”
Each treatment (customized for each patient) is composed of eight 1-hour sessions (one session per week) including the initial evaluation session at the beginning and the re-evaluation session at the end of the treatment.
To avail of the services, patients must obtain a referral from their doctor specifying the need for occupational therapy, physical therapy or speech language pathology therapy and set up an appointment.
Each session with licensed consultants costs P500 for faculty, Research, Extension and Professional Staff and administrative staff, P400 for UP students. The student clinicians charge a flat rate of P300 for both faculty, staff and students.
The clinic is home to eight licensed specialists and student clinicians from the UP College of Allied Medical Professions (CAMP) in UP Manila.