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JaySTART Clinic

Learn about JaySTART, a free occupational, speech and physical therapy clinic at KU Medical Center.

photo of a group of physical therapy students working with a client in the clinicKU Medical Center's Student Teaching and Rehabilitation Training – or JaySTART – Clinic provides free occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language services to the Kansas City community.

The mission of the JaySTART Clinic is to address the barriers to health care access in the Kansas City area by providing physical therapy and occupational therapy services to meet the needs of underserved patient populations.

Students in training, under the direct supervision of licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists, provide rehabilitation services to patients. Interpreter services are available.

Appointments and Hours

Presently, the clinic is providing services only via telehealth using online video conferencing to visit patients remotely. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each session is one hour in duration.

In-person visits will resume this fall when it is determined safe to do so. Traditionally, the clinic sees patients at Kirmayer Fitness Center on the KU Medical Center campus.

Make an appointment: please call 913-588-6759 (711 TTY) or send a message to

Patients are asked to have a mobile device and/or a computer capable of running the free Zoom video conferencing app. Providers are available to assist with setting up the Zoom app.

To refer a patient, please fax the patient’s contact information and relevant health information to 913-588-6910 (711 TTY). Download provider referral form (PDF).

Available Services

  • Evaluation
  • Functional status assessment
  • Functional activity training
  • Energy conservation training
  • Range of motion/strength
  • Vision screening
  • Adaptive equipment needs
  • Equipment fitting
  • Seating/positioning
  • Treatment
  • Therapeutic activities/exercise
  • Home exercise instruction/education
  • Ergonomics training

Health conditions addressed

  • Joint pain
  • Back/neck pain
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Post-total joint replacement
  • Arthritis
  • General weakness
  • Post-surgery of shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sports/work-related injuries

Please note, the clinic does not determine disability status.

Clinic Directors

photo of Scarlett Morris

Scarlett Morris, DPT, PT
See bio

photo of Laurie Steen

Laurie Steen, OTR/L, CEAS I, CLT-LANA
See bio

photo of Stacia Troshynski Brown

Stacia Troshynski Brown, DPT, PT
See bio

KU School of Health Professions

KU School of Health Professions
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Mailstop 2007
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5235 • 711 TTY