Marquette’s Neuro Recovery Clinic celebrates one year

Marquette’s Neuro Recovery Clinic (NRC) in the College of Health Sciences — the first and only clinic of its kind in the state of Wisconsin – recently celebrated its first anniversary.

The clinic serves adults and children coping with a wide range of disorders, from spinal cord and brain injuries — including stroke — to degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

Expert staff and faculty from the College of Health Sciences’ Physical TherapySpeech Pathology and Occupational Therapy programs serve alongside committed undergraduate and graduate students as specialized therapists, providing intensive and long-term services not available elsewhere in our current regional health care marketplace.

Highlights from the clinic’s first year include:

  • Facilitating 2,334 appointments, primarily in person but also remotely during COVID-19
  • Working with a total of 112 patients, including 26 children, through rigorous programs lasting up to 180 hours and using high-end, specialized equipment like zero-gravity ambulation stations, vestibular virtual reality technology and upper-extremity robotics, all under the supervision of “high-tech, high-touch” expert clinicians
  • Receiving more than $38,000 in contributions from an NRC community assistance scholarship fund that helped seven patients access Marquette’s programming, which can cost between $8,000-$15,000 per patient
    • Thanks to a recent generous gift, the clinic will be able to expand this patient support going forward.

View the video below, which highlights the NRC’s first year and stories of hope and healing.