Altru performance center opens in Grand Forks

Patients at Altru now have a new facility to use.

People in need of physical, occupational hand and speech therapy can now use the Altru Performance Center.

It’s right across the street from Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. The pediatric therapy area has a sensory gym with a ball pit and climbing wall.

The center also has five additional treatment rooms for children with special needs.

Altru has entered its final week of preparation to open Altru Performance Center with plans to be fully operational March 4, 2019. Altru Performance Center is located at 1375 S. Columbia Road across the street from Altru’s Main Campus. The new facility will be the new home of physical, occupational, hand, speech and pediatric therapy services. Yorhom rehabilitation technology, Altru Sports Advantage powered by EXOS, regional therapy services’ office and chiropractic services will move to Altru Performance Center later this spring.

Altru Performance Center’s new pediatric therapy space will feature a state-of-the-art sensory gym that includes two rock climbing walls, a two-story play structure, zip-line and much more. Adult therapy patients can anticipate an expanded gym space and larger treatment rooms and Altru’s Sports Advantage powered by EXOS will also have additional space, equipment and expanded services.

“We are excited to open this new facility to accommodate the needs of our therapy patients and human performance clients,” Jenny Estad, Director of Orthopedics and Neurosciences mentions. “Altru Performance Center will provide our team new opportunities to better serve our patients with world class care.”

Altru has partnered with DIRTT for most of the interior space to prevent material waste in Altru Performance Center. This internal wall solution is made up of 42.5% recycled content. Over 28,000 pounds of drywall waste has been prevented from entering the landfill.