2020-2021 University Catalog

The Clinics


DeRusha Clinic

The DeRusha Clinic is a 9,000-square-foot, multi-disciplinary, patient care and instructional environment. Services offered are student chiropractic, active care, student acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and student and alumni massage therapy. The De Rusha Learning Center features 28 treatment rooms (13 acupuncture/massage therapy and 15 chiropractic) and an active care rehab space, all equipped with terminals for EHR; a digital X-ray suite; three student work rooms equipped with networked PCs and Internet access, and a conference room. The De Rusha Clinic is part of University Health Services.

The De Rusha Learning Center is named in honor of J. Lamoine De Rusha, DC, a long-time professor and dean emeritus at NWHSU. Dr. De Rusha committed his life to Northwestern College of Chiropractic and along with his wife, Klara, became an integral part of the campus culture. Dr. De Rusha was recognized internationally for his knowledge of chiropractic and neurology.


Bloomington Clinic

The Bloomington Clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic, serving members of the public, from birth to advanced age with a variety of conditions. It is a fee-for-service clinic, working with third party payers for many of our services. Services include acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, chiropractic care, massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, physical therapy and a clinical lab.

Northwestern Health Clinic Bloomington's care team involves hands-on care from interns in our Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program, supervised by licensed acupuncturists and interns in our Doctor of Chiropractic program, under the close supervision of our licensed Doctors of Chiropractic.

Northwestern Health Clinic Bloomington has 27 treatment rooms (13 acupuncture/massage therapy, 12 chiropractic, 1 naturopathic medicine and 1 physical therapy) as well as a lab and digital x-ray suite that allow interns and providers the ability to offer patients a quality healthcare experience.


H.C. Sweere Center for Clinical Biomechanics and Applied Ergonomics 

In 2013, the university established a clinical specialty center consisting of two divisions. With funding provided by the estate of Harry C. Sweere, founder of the Ergotron, Inc., the H.C. Sweere Center for Clinical Biomechanics and Applied Ergonomics was created.

The biomechanics division utilizes a sophisticated 3-D gait analysis and motion capture system, including forces affecting the joints of the body to assess human gait, regional and full body motion. This technology provides information for diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitative services for all ages, including conditions such as balance issues, sports-related injuries, performance enhancement and workplace or other injuries. Research applications for the biomechanics division focus on three-dimensional gait and human motion analysis using its instrumented treadmill and sophisticated motion capture video technology.

In 2019, the Center is working towards the establishment of the Northwestern Health Sweere Clinic, a multi-disciplinary, holistic healing center that will serve as a referral destination for complex neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.

The Sweere Center also provides student work-study learning opportunities. Sweere Center coordinators serve as mentors for students interested in the specialties of occupational health, ergonomics, and clinical biomechanics. In collaboration with NWHSU’s Continuing Education department, the Sweere Center provides continuing education programs in occupational health and ergonomics.


Human Performance Center

The Human Performance Center offers multiple specialty services, including a sport and performance clinic for competitive and recreational athletes whose needs include care for acute and chronic injuries, rehabilitation and injury prevention. Faculty clinicians, fellows and student interns also provide pre-participation examinations, concussion baseline screening, sideline coverage for local high schools and support for professional and amateur sports organizations. The HPC has agreements with a number of sports teams and organizations including Minnesota NFL Alumni, Strike Ultimate, Cougars Ultimate, Minnesota Vixen, Minnesota Freeze, Alliance Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, USA Tug of War, Concordia Academy, Mile to Marathon, Kaleena Miller Dance Company, VFW Veterans, MSP Ultimate, Drag n Thrust Ultimate, MoJo Ultimate, and Augsburg University. 

The clinical specialists of the Human Performance Center also serve as a resource for the undergraduate, professional and post-graduate academic programs of the university by contributing curriculum content and providing instruction. The courses the HPC faculty instruct are part of the NEW Sports Emphasis in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program and Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine program.  In addition, by offering opportunities to assist faculty clinicians and fellows in performance testing and patient care, students from all of the programs gain invaluable integrated clinical sports care and research experience.

With a primary focus on serving athletes through injury prevention, recovery interventions and performance enhancement, the HPC clinicians, faculty, fellows and interns actively research means of improving these services while working towards establishing new standards and best practices.

The Human Performance Center also serves the local professional community by hosting a monthly Sports and Performance Grand Rounds. This monthly seminar secures a prominent local provider to share his/her expertise with the local professional attendees and NWHSU students.