Last Sunday, 5/21, this great group of student volunteers provided sports massage for the "Tour de Cure" -- a bike ride to raise funds for the NW Diabetes Association -- and we couldn't be prouder of them!

Our own Pat Archer supervised, as these six delivered 64 post-event sessions to a very appreciative group of athletes. (Wow! 64 sessions!) They learned a lot and had a great time.

Bravo, and kudos for supporting such a great cause!
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Who's ready for an end-of-quarter break?! Our students, that's who!
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(Note to students: Enjoy your week off, folks -- then come back in June: refreshed, eager to learn, and ready to up your game!)
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We are looking for a few LMPs this Wednesday & Thursday at 9:30am to receive free massage in exchange for quality feedback with our students. They are approaching 4th Quarter and student clinic so your feedback is very helpful. Use the "book now" on our page to hold your spot. ... See MoreSee Less

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When you learn special test that make your class laugh and have fun learning ;)
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