Clinical Services

Clinical Services

Student Health Services (SHS) offers some services at Dixon Recreation Center to promote a health and fitness balance. We have services to support you if you are dealing with an injury or illness and if you just may need some extra coaching, information, or motivation to reach your goals. 


According to traditional Chinese medical theory, acupuncture balances the energy flow of the body. Each acupuncture point has well-defined functions for the restoration of health and harmony within various parts of the body. The acupuncturist at SHS @ Dixon is state licensed and board certified. Acupuncture services are available to students only. There is a charge for this service. A medical referral is not required.

Athletic Training

Have you suffered a sport or activity related injury? Make an appointment with your athletic trainer at Recreational Sports.

Athletic Training services are FREE to all OSU students and only $30 for Recreational Sports members. Athletic Training appointments are available most Mondays through Fridays from 9 through 8pm as also on Sunday from 10am through 3pm.

Athletic Trainers are unique health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.

Call 541 737-7556 or 541-737-3736 to make an appointment.

Available to OSU students and RecSports Members.

Learn more through the National Athletic Trainers Association

Beaver Strides

Available to students, staff, faculty & affiliates.

Beaver Strides is a self-directed physical activity program. This program uses pedometers (step counters) and other incentives to motivate participants to get their move on throughout the day. Contact: (541)737-7556


Many students find benefit from chiropractic services. Chiropractic care is considered holistic and based on the belief that the body can be self-healing. There is a growing body of scientific knowledge that chiropractic is effective in the treatment of lower back ailments and neck injuries and may also be effective in the treatment of some headaches and other pains. At SHS @ Dixon, our chiropractor is a highly qualified, well-trained and experienced licensed professional. Chiropractic services are available to students only. There is a charge for this service. A medical referral is not required.

Health Coaching

Available to students, faculty and staff.

Get one-on-one health coaching. Students, faculty and staff can meet with a health educator to develop an individualized plan to improve one area of their life. Topics can include: stress/time management, financial management, healthy eating, physical activity, relationship issues, alcohol and other drugs, sexual health and other issues. Contact: (541)737-7556

Massage Therapy

Available to students, staff and faculty only.

Certified massage therapists are available days and evenings. Massage is useful in: sports rehabilitation, relieving fatigue and tension, improving circulation, relaxation and providing increased mobility. Contact: (541)737-7556


Available to students only. First two visits are free!

The Nutritionist can assess and prescribe dietary plans appropriate to specific needs. Find answers to general nutrition questions or learn how nutrition can contribute to your academic success. Appointments are 40 mintues long. Contact: (541)737-7556

Physical Therapy

Available to students only.

Comprehensive physical therapy services provide rehabilitation and reconditioning for musculo-skeleton conditions. Prevention programs for sport-related injuries are provided, along with recovery programs for orthopedic injuries. There is a fee associated with this service. Contact: (541)737-7556

Sports Medicine

Available to students only.

Sports medicine provides services for students who sustain physical injury. Sports Medicine services may be supplemented by physical therapy services and Safe Return Personal Training. Contact: (541)737-7556