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Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy

The Sports Medicine Clinic (SMC) assists in maintaining our students’ active lifestyles. This area of the Student Health Center consists of the Sports Medicine evaluation and treatment area as well as the Physical Therapy Department.

Appointments

865-974-5663

or use the Online Scheduling/Student Health Portal

Appointments are also available by referral from a Primary Care, Acute Care, or Sports Medicine Clinic Provider.

Appointment Attire

Students with an appointment in the Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy department should bring or wear comfortable clothing, preferably shorts, to facilitate evaluation and treatment of injuries and should allow an hour or more for appointments.

Charges

Sports Medicine Clinic: Services of the Sports Medicine Clinic provider are covered by the semester’s Student Programs and Services Fee. However, there are nominal charges for labs, x-rays, injections/immunizations, and durable medical equipment, like crutches and braces. Only students with the University sponsored Student Health Insurance plan will have their insurance billed directly.

Physical Therapy (PT) Department: A limited number of Physical Therapy appointments are available for each diagnosis and treatment plan. Patients requiring more than the allotted number of visits for their condition will be referred to an outside therapy center for further care.

All services of the Physical Therapy Department are billable services. Students with the University sponsored Student Health Insurance plan will have their insurance billed directly. Students with other health insurance, where third party billing is unavailable through the Student Health Center, and students without health insurance, are assessed from the following Physical Therapy fees:

  • PT Exam Fees
    • Initial PT Evaluation: $50.00
    • PT Re-evaluation: $35.00
  • Therapy Fees
    • Electrical Stimulation (unattended): $12.00
    • Paraffin bath: $12.00
    • Whirlpool: $12.00
    • UltraSound (each 15 minutes): $12.00
    • Therapeutic Exercises (each 15 minutes): $25.00
    • Manual Therapy (each 15 minutes): $25.00

Students may contact the PT Department to inquire about an estimate of cumulative charges for their condition. Students with health insurance, other than the University sponsored Student Health Insurance plan, often find it financially advantageous to receive a referral to an outside therapy center. Referrals may be arranged through the SMC.

Our Staff

Cat Janeway, Sports Medicine Administrative Assistant, is the first friendly face you will meet when you enter Sports Medicine Clinic & Physical Therapy.  She will assist with patient check in, completion of necessary paperwork and can schedule a follow up appointment if needed.  Her goal is to help provide the best possible patient experience at the Student Health Center. She has been a member of the Student Health team for 10 years.

Lori Turner, RN, is another essential team member in the Sports Medicine Clinic.  Lori has been a nurse for over 14 years and has a strong background in hospital and school nursing.  Her primary goal is to provide safe and efficient patient care in a very positive atmosphere.  She is responsible for assisting in the care of injuries through crutch and brace fitting and coordination of diagnostic testing and referrals.

The SMC is staffed by Dr. Rebecca Morgan, a Board Certified Sports Medicine Specialist, who evaluates sports related injuries, such as sprains, strains, and simple fractures, and develops a treatment plan for a safe return to activity. This is often accomplished through a coordinated effort with the Physical Therapist, Teresa Johnston. Dr. Morgan also has expertise in managing concussions sustained in sporting events, and can develop a treatment plan for safe return to activity.

The PT Department is headed by Teresa Johnston, PT/ATC. She is a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer, and has thirty years of experience treating sports injuries in athletes. She provides comprehensive care in the new, state-of-the-art, Physical Therapy Center in the Sports Medicine Clinic.

Student Health Center
Division of Student Life

1800 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-3102
Phone: 865-974-3135

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