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Students can now access physical therapy services

By Samantha Lauring

Section: News

March 4, 2016

Students will now have access to paid physical therapy services on campus according to an email sent by Sheryl Sousa, senior associate vice president for student affairs. Sports and Physical Therapy Associates (SPTA) will have an office in the Gosman Sports Center twice a week. All services require payment either by insurance or out of pocket, directly to SPTA.

Benji Kemper ’19 is a member of the men’s ultimate frisbee team, TRON, and says the new physical therapy services on campus are “very helpful, especially for people on club sports teams because varsity team members were the only people to have access to physical therapy services before SPTA.”

Kemper says that TRON has a high injury rate and accessible physical therapy services are very beneficial. Kemper suffered from a high hamstring strain and has started going to SPTA twice a week. “I’m making gains and looking forward to going back and beasting on the field. My first visit was helpful and informative,” said Kemper to The Brandeis Hoot.

Physical therapy services on campus are accessible to Brandeis students, faculty and staff. Therapists will be available for appointments Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Before scheduling an appointment with SPTA, you must receive a prescription for physical therapy. Students who have experienced injury and would like to be evaluated by a member of the health center can call Brandeis University Health Center at 781-736-3677 for an appointment.

To schedule an appointment with SPTA, students can call 781-444-514 x0 and identify as a member of the Brandeis community. Before your appointment is confirmed, you must provide the SPTA office with your insurance information. New patient paperwork can be found on the SPTA website, www.sportsandpt.com. This information must be filled out before your first appointment.

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