2021-2022 University Catalog

The Clinics

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 and a clinical lab.

The  Bloomington Clinics 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.

Bloomington Clinic 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.


De Rusha Clinic

The De Rusha 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 Clinic 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 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.

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 2020, the Center opened the 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.

Integrative Clinic of Minnesota (ICM)

The Integrative Clinic of Minnesota (ICM) is a clinic with services provided through NWHSU in partnership with the University of Minnesota Medical School. Our mission is to provide free integrative services to underserved, homeless and low-income members of the Phillips neighborhood and surrounding communities. Care is planned and delivered by a team of students and providers from several disciplines in a collaborative environment.  This unique environment is the platform for a novel approach to bringing integrated health care to a vibrant, but underprivileged community, whose involvement and inclusion are integral to our mission.


Human Performance Center (HPC)

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, Olympic Lab Weightlifting Club, and the Loonachicks Hockey Team, 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 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, residents 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. 


Radiologic Consulting Service (RCS)
The board-certified chiropractic radiologist team at Radiologic Consulting Services (RCS) has the knowledge and expertise to provide clients with clear, comprehensive radiology reports.  RCS currently provides reads to Northwestern Health Sciences University clinics, private practice chiropractors, as well for chiropractic referrals for the Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI). Our radiologists understand the clinical practice of chiropractic and offer the level of detail that chiropractors want in their imaging reports.

Salvation Army Harbor Light
Located inside theSalvation Army Minneapolis Harbor Light Centerthis clinic offers free chiropractic and acupuncture services.   If you’re in need of medical care services and looking for a natural, non-pharmacological option to alleviate pain, ease chronic conditions, and feel better, our walk-in clinic is open for you. We’re proud to offer high-quality care to those in need.

WorkSiteRight (WSR)
WorkSiteRight is a division of Northwestern Health Sciences University Sweere Center located on the University campus in Bloomington, MN. Our onsite clinic services helps companies across the country remove barriers to healthcare so employees stay on the job and return to work quickly.  For more info on WSR see their website www.worksiteright.com