Illinois State University students can now get treatment for their injuries without heading to an off-campus rehab facility. The newly-opened Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy, or SMART Clinic allows students working toward becoming athletic trainers to treat their fellow students at the new School of Kinesiology lab in McCormick Hall. Facility director Justin Stanek says, in the first week, two runners training for the Chicago Marathon have stopped in.
"We have a patient that just was referred to us by his orthopedic surgeon that's three months post-op ACL reconstruction. We also have a patient that has come in after working out over in the rec facility that has just developed some shoulder pain from lifting."
The clinic features a rehab wing with weights, balls and bands, 16 taping tables as well as 16 equipped tables for hyrdotherapy, electric stimulation and ultrasound treatment. The new center is a spin-off of other clinics at Horton Field House and the Kauffman football building, but those facilities are for varsity athletes. Stanek says students using the SMART Clinic must be referred by Student Health Services and pay a $10 fee at the door.
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