The Physical Therapy department is located on the 1st floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center and includes three areas of services for CSU students: Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine/Orthopedics and Massage Therapy.

Physical Therapy

In many cases, physical therapy can be used to decrease pain, restore function and prevent the recurrence of musculoskeletal disorders. Our licensed physical therapists and movement experts can evaluate your injury or ailment and prescribe treatment programs customized for you.

Services include:

  • Treatment for acute and chronic injuries, such as sprains, strains, neck and low back pain, joint and muscle dysfunction
  • Treatment for overuse and repetitive motion injuries
  • Treatment for chronic headaches
  • Balance and vestibular therapies
  • Concussion management
  • Pre and post-surgical care with an emphasis on orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)
  • Pain relief and management
  • Trigger point dry needling
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Running analysis
  • Orthotic devices (braces, splints and custom splinting)
  • Plyometrics
  • Ergonomic recommendations

For an appointment, call (970) 491-1735.

Sports Medicine/Orthopedics

Sports Medicine/Orthopedics services are staffed by consulting physicians from the Northern Colorado community. Consultations are during specific time periods each week and require a referral from a CSU Health Network provider.

Services include:

  • Management of general orthopedic and sports related injuries
  • Evaluation and treatment of hand/wrist injuries and pain
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgical consultations
  • Splinting and casting

For more information, call (970) 491-1735.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is offered by licensed massage therapists in the Physical Therapy department at the CSU Health Network. Massage can be beneficial for injury recovery, easing muscle tension, therapeutic or relaxation purposes. Through manipulation of soft tissue, massage therapy can enhance function as well as ease pain and tension associated with injuries or stress.

Services offered:

  • Swedish massage
  • Deep-tissue massage
  • Sports injury massage
  • Neuromuscular/Trigger point therapy

Students enrolled in the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) or the RamCare Supplement Program can use the $100 per year (for SHIP) or $50 per semester (for RamCare) allowed for non-covered services (“flex dollars”) to pay for Massage Therapy services at CSU Health Network Physical Therapy Department.

For an appointment, call (970) 491-1735.