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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a health profession that specializes in treatment and specific training and exercises for physical limitations and musculoskeletal injuries. We offer physical modalities for pain relief, swelling relief, and muscle relaxation; and therapeutic exercises for improving joint mobility, muscle strength, cardio-vascular and muscle endurance, walking ability, and other functional limitations.

Many of our patients receive directed programs for total joint replacements, sports injuries, back and neck injuries, stroke and neurological injuries, balance difficulties, wound care, and weakness and limited self-care from other diseases or surgery.

Physician referral is not required for physical therapy services. Most insurance companies will cover these services, however it is the patient's responsibility to confirm with their insurance company if physical therapy services are covered. Our licensed physical therapists and certified physical therapist assistants at Scott County Hospital are ready to serve you.

Scott County Hospital's Physical Therapy Department can address:

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disorders
Scar Tissue Management
Pain Relief
Palliative Care

Meet Our Physical Therapists

KJ Wilkens, DPT

Phone: (620) 874-4848
Email: kjw@scotthospital.net

KJ Wilkens, DPT, is a native of Dighton. He is responsible for the physical rehabilitation and physical therapy department at Scott County Hospital.
KJ studied at Colby Community College before transferring to Southwestern College in Winfield where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then went on to Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Prior to coming to Scott County Hospital, KJ practiced for four years in Emporia. He has also received certification in ASTM therapy.
In his free time, KJ enjoys playing basketball, golf, and snowboarding.

Gerry Mitchell, PT

Gerald Mitchell, PT, brings 30 years of physical therapy experience to Scott County Hospital. Raised primarily in Chicago, Illinois, Gerald has traveled throughout the United States during his career. He has been licensed in 17 states and was schooled at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. In 2010, he earned a Healthcare Traveler Award. Gerald also served as a physical therapist at Ft. Riley near Manhattan, Kansas.
Gerald graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the proud grandpa of 20 grandchildren (5 boys and 15 girls). In his free time, Gerald enjoys playing tennis, jazz music, and watching sports.