The C.H.I.P. rehabilitation area is staffed by State of Michigan licensed and nationally certified Athletic Trainers, as well as Sports Medicine students and interns.
State-of-the-art equipment and sports medicine techniques are utilized to effectively rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries (sprains, strains, contusions, and spasms) as well as pre- and post-operative injuries. Conditioning and long-term maintenance programs are also available for chronic injuries. Some of the treatments available include ice packs, heat packs, ultrasound, electronic muscle stimulation, Acuscope/Myopulse, stretches, resistive exercises, range of motion exercises, and warm and cold whirlpool.
Rehabilitation Services are available free of charge to:
- Regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff employees
- Provisional or temporary employees with work injuries, whether full-time, part-time or relief
- Student employees with work injuries.
- CMU Graduate Assistants with work injuries
- CMU retirees
- CMU employee and retiree spouses, other eligible individuals (OEI) and dependents 16 years of age and older (non-occupational injuries only)
The rehabilitation program is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and operates on an appointment basis. A prescription is required for treatment.
Please call the CHIP facility at 774-3198 to schedule your first visit. You will be asked to complete a Pre-Treatment Screening form, after which your injury will be evaluated and treated. Your initial visit will take approximately 45 minutes. Normal treatment time ranges between 20-30 minutes.
Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job to the worker. It involves fitting the workplace conditions and job demands (both physical and mental) to the capabilities of the person performing the work. By providing a better fitting work environment, an employer can expect higher productivity, decreased risk of work-related illness or injury, and increased job satisfaction among its workers.
Central Michigan University has implemented an ergonomics program to focus on the prevention and management of work-related disorders associated with repetitious job duties. A CHIP facility ergonomics specialist can evaluate your worksite or workstation and recommend ergonomic changes to help prevent daily work-related stresses and strains associated with improperly adjusted furniture/equipment, poor office layout/design or other factors affecting comfort and performance.