Campus Life

Sports Medicine Clinic officially opens on campus

The University of Lethbridge is poised to become a hub for the delivery of orthopedic medicine and sports medicine to the southern Albertaarea with the introduction of a new sports medicine clinic and Rebound Health Centre.

"For the past 45 years the U of L has been committed to creating a vibrant campus community that serves the needs of the broader southern Alberta community," says Nancy Walker, vice-president (finance and administration).

"The 1st Choice Savings Centre is a great example of this. By providing outstanding recreational opportunities for people from throughout the area, this building demonstrates the University's commitment to improving the quality of life in Lethbridge and the surrounding area. The addition of the sports medicine clinic furthers this commitment."

The clinic, located in PE100 below the south end of the running track, houses the orthopaedic offices of Drs. Stephen Kwan, Joel Weaver and Martina Frostad, Rebound Health Centre Ltd., Lethbridge Orthotic – Prosthetic Services Ltd. and East Meets West Acupuncture.

"I've always wanted to do something in the way of a sports medicine clinic on the U of L campus," says Kwan.

"We talked about it for a very long time and came up with a model that suits both our group and the University."

Walker says that the full-service nature of the new clinic meshes well with the University's mandate to promote healthy living to the U of L community and beyond.

"We like this fit because they have a good vision for the future that matches our goals with the 1st Choice Savings Centre," says Walker.

"Not only will we be able to provide support for the high performance athletes who train here, but we're able to lead the way in promoting a healthy lifestyle for our faculty, staff and students and the community at large."