Facility Spotlight: Colorado State University
Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO was originally founded as the “Colorado Agricultural College” in 1870 and is now among the nation’s leading research universities.
Not only does this school have a great deal to offer in terms of academics and extra-curricular activities, but it is located in an amazing part of the country. CSU sits on nearly 5,000 acres of land that houses the main campus, foothills campus, agricultural campus, and mountain campus. Additionally, CSU has 4,600 acres for research centers and state forest services stations.
Also among this impressive mix of buildings is their astounding football facility with elite features like the Market Hall of champions, players’ lounge, barbershop, and state-of-the-art hydrotherapy room.
Their hydrotherapy room features multiple plunge pools for hot and cold water therapy and a 2000 underwater treadmill.
See how their hydrotherapy room fits into the context of their entire building in this facility fly-through:
“There’s a lot more space for trainers to work with athletes rehabilitating injuries, more tables for trainers to tape ankles before practices or for athletes to lie on afterward while icing sore knees…
But the biggest improvement is the new hydrotherapy room, which includes a pool with a treadmill across the bottom with a height adjustment that allows trainers to put athletes in the water for rehab exercises at various depths.Terry DeZeeuw, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Health and Performance
…We can put somebody at any specified depth (in the pool), do 50 percent weight-bearing, 75 percent, 25 percent weight-bearing exercises, agilities, and plyometrics at a very early stage in the recovery process, so we can start functional activity from a rehab standpoint a lot sooner,” says Terry DeZeeuw, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Health and Performance.
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