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Sports Medicine

Student and physical therapistWe treat overuse syndromes, postural imbalances, trauma and athletic injuries. We want you to perform at your best whether you're an athlete, a performing artist, dancer or musician, or just want to be healthy.

Appointment Information

Schedule an appointment:
Call 303-492-6280 to schedule. MSK does not require an appointment; see MSK hours at left.
Acupuncture and massage therapy can be scheduled online >>

Check-in:
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to fill out any necessary paperwork. Self check-in computers are located on the first floor in the Sports Medicine waiting area. *Arriving late may result in your being rescheduled.

If you need to cancel your appointment:
Appointments must be cancelled by 5PM the business day before your appointment by calling 303-492-6280 (please leave a detailed message if we are unable to answer your call).

Late cancellations and missed appointments will result in a $30 charge (a missed initial physical therapy visit is a $50 charge).

Services

Musculoskeletal Injury Clinic (MSK)
Physical Therapy
Orthopedics
Chiropractic
Acupuncture
Massage Therapy
Orthotics
Bike Fit Program
Women's Health Therapy

Musculoskeletal Injury Clinic (MSK)
The Musculoskeletal Injury Clinic (MSK) provides screenings for minor injuries involving muscles and joints by a physical therapist. Recommendations for injury prevention and self-care are also provided. MSK is available at in Wardenburg Health Center and the CU Rec Center during the academic year (hours listed in box at top left). *If you have an open wound, fracture, or fever you do not qualify for this clinic. For more information or questions call 303-492-6280. 

Rates for students, staff, and faculty:

Students: Free
Staff/Faculty: $20

Physical Therapy
Physical therapists are movement specialists who can assess and treat musculoskeletal dysfunction from a wide variety of causes. Our physical therapists specialize in postoperative care, orthopedic disorders, rehabilitation of sports injuries, overuse syndromes, women's health issues, and traumatic injuries. Rehabilitation programs include manual therapy, progressive exercise prescription, modalities, and more.

Our therapists specialize in:

  • Core/abdominal stabilization programs
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Functional testing
  • Home program development
  • Joint mobilization and manipulation
  • Plyometric training
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Postural education and body mechanics
  • Strengthening and conditioning
  • Women's health
  • Trigger point dry needling

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Orthopedics
Sports Medicine trained orthopedic surgeons from the community provide comprehensive assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal problems including sprain, strains, and fractures.

Chiropractic
Chiropractors from the community can help treat acute and chronic spinal and extremity disorders that may be a result of trauma, postural imbalances, stress or sports injuries. Chiropractic care can also be helpful for non-musculoskeletal conditions, headaches, migraines, women's health, and more.

A limited number of visits are covered for students on the Gold Health Insurance Plan.

Chiropractic rates for students (without Gold Insurance), staff, and faculty per visit:

•  New/initial visit: $100
•  Follow-up visit: $50

Payment required at the time of service. Wardenburg does not bill third-party insurance.

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Acupuncture
Our licensed acupuncturist uses tiny needles to stimulate points along the body’s energy flow channels to help balance the body’s natural health. Conditions treated in the clinic include but are not limited to allergies, back or neck pain, anxiety/depression, neurological disorders, digestive disorders, fatigue, PMS, respiratory illnesses, and stress. Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on balancing an uninterrupted flow of Qi (pronounced chee) or broadly translated as “vital energy”. Studies by the National Institute of Health indicate promising results in using Acupuncture as an acceptable alternative to traditional treatment or part of a comprehensive program.

Acupuncture rates for students, staff, and faculty per visit are:
$45 |  Payment required at time of service.

Massage Therapy
Certified massage therapists are available to assist with relaxation, stress reduction, sports recovery, improving circulation and decreasing muscle spasms. Our massage staff specializes in Shiatsu, sports, rehabilitation and pain management techniques. All sessions are 45 minutes.

Massage rates for students, staff, and faculty per visit:
$45  |  Payment required at time of service.

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Orthotics
Our custom orthotics are created using an evidence-based approach in which we perform a comprehensive physical examination and gait analysis combined with plaster casting of the foot.  We use this information to prescribe an individually tailored pair of orthotic devices designed to maximize outcomes and achieve your goals.  Orthotics can be made to fit into many types of shoes; dress, running, or cycling shoes, as well as ski and snowboard boots.

Initial assessment for students, staff, and faculty and first pair of orthotics:
$300 |  Payment required at time of service.

Bike Fit Program
A physical therapist will assess your posture, flexibility, and your overall biomechanics. Adjustments are made to your bike including seat position, and the cleat, handlebar, and stem position to maximize your comfort and ability on your bike. A biomechanical bike fit is ideal for members of the CU Cycling and Triathlon teams, mountain bikers, recreational cyclists, and commuters.

Bike fit rates for students, staff, and faculty:
$95  |  Payment required at time of service.

Women’s Health Therapy
Evaluation and treatment of Women’s Health issues include incontinence, pelvic pain, pain/discomfort with intercourse, and more. Pelvic floor muscle re-education is performed with biofeedback utilizing relaxation techniques as well as strengthening exercises. Education regarding proper nutrition, postural awareness, and abdominal strengthening are also included.

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