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San Jose campus continues to evolve, expand

The Rehabilitative Exercise Lab on the San Jose campus.
Students in a circle are lunging with one hand in the air

The educational resources at Palmer’s San Jose campus continue to evolve, and the new Learning Resource/Assessment Center (LRAC) and the expanded Rehabilitative Exercise Lab are the latest examples.

The LRAC features 30 new computers (networked in carousel work stations), along with a number of new X-Ray view boxes (for use with anatomy and radiology labs), a mobile 50-inch screen monitor, and digital projection for viewing computer-based and cloudbased programming (e.g. via Apple TV).

The lab provides the campus with a central resource for computer- based group testing, as well as for group training, such as the 9th Quarter course that trains new interns on how to use the clinic’s electronic health records software.

Development of the expanded Rehabilitative Exercise Lab more than doubles the amount of space (2,088 square feet) designed for courses that feature instruction of physical rehabilitative exercises and “functional movement” concepts.

One of the key features of the expanded Rehabilitative Exercise Lab is the new TRX-S frame. The TRX-S frame (and similar suspension-training tools) leverages gravity and bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. Born in the Navy SEALs, “suspension training” bodyweight exercises help the patient develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.

“These projects demonstrate yet another example in our ongoing efforts to make optimal use of our physical facilities, and our ongoing dedication to improving the learning experience for our students,” said Thomas Souza, D.C., DACBSP, San Jose campus dean of Academic Affairs.

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