LSC Physical Therapy Clinic celebrates anniversary

Submitted. Lake Superior College
The Lake Superior College Physical Therapy Clinic will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an open house celebration November 19, from noon to 1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.

The clinic, one of the first academic clinics in the United States, serves underinsured or uninsured community members and receives grant support from Minnesota State and the Northland Foundation.

LSC Physical Therapy Clinic partners with The College of St. Scholastica’s physical therapy program and its student physical therapists. Together student physical therapists and student physical therapist assistants provide skilled physical therapy services while being supervised by clinical instructors who are licensed physical therapy clinicians.

Students work with patients with a variety of neurologic diagnoses such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, or stroke as well as orthopedic diagnoses such as sprained ankle, back pain, stress fractures, carpal tunnel, or postural pain.

The clinic is open throughout the fall and spring semesters on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lake Superior College students are seen for free and all others are billed on a sliding fee scale with a 0-$10 per visit payment.

The clinic does not accept patients with workers’ compensation injuries or those patients with active lawsuits related to an injury. Physical therapy openings are currently available.