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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, cardiovascular 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
Geriatric
Integumentary
Neurological
Orthopedic
Sports
Pediatric
Pain Relief
Palliative Care

Meet Our Physical Therapists


Clay Mulligan, PT, DPT, CSCS, PT Supervisor

Clay is one of our full time Physical Therapist who graduated from the University of Kansas Medical Center in May 2019. He was born and raised in Scott City and is very thankful for the opportunity to utilize his training to serve his hometown community. Clay has a special passion for treating athletes that began when he himself had to go through Physical Therapy for injuries he sustained while wrestling. He also enjoys working with patients who are dealing with chronic pain to provide them another option for pain management to improve their day to day lives. Outside of work Clay enjoys spending time with his wife Emily and their newborn son Camden. He has a strong passion for bow hunting and following Scott City High School sports.



Delfin Sarmiento, PT, DPT

Delfin is a physical therapist with over 10 years of experience from multiple settings such as orthopedic outpatient, nursing facility, and home health. He is also trained to do nerve conduction studies and various manual therapy techniques. He enjoys working with athletes and geriatric population. Delfin earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical therapy and Nursing at Emilio Aguinaldo College and Dr. Carlos Lanting College, Manila, Philippines, respectively. Doctorate of Physical therapy was received in Utica College, Utica New York. He is licensed in the State of Kansas, Colorado, and Nevada. He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. He likes to travel with family and see different parts of the world.


Brendan Eggleston, PTA, Rehab Coordinator

I graduated from Scott Community High School. I attended Kansas Wesleyan University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts for Athletic Training/Sports Medicine. I then attended Colby Community College and graduated with an Associates of Applied Sciences to become a Certified Physical Therapist Assistant. I worked for Key Rehab upon graduating at Park Lane Nursing Home in Scott City where I was the Director of Rehab for 2 years. I still continue to work for them from time to time when they need extra help. I started at SCH as PRN and then elevated to full time when I left the nursing home. I love treating patients of any ages, making people laugh and generally making sure they have a great time when they come to see me. I love to treat our patients like they are family because they are! I am from this community, and love to see people I've helped treat in the community back doing the things they love! No matter how complex your diagnosis may seem, or how awful you are feeling I will try my best to help you meet your goals, and give you tips and exercises to keep you performing at your best!


Meredith Cupp, PTA

Meredith Cupp was born and raised in Scott City, KS. She graduated from Washburn University with an Associate of Science degree and became a certified PTA in 1999. She's now an Astym certified provider as well. She's been practicing for 20 years and has been employed with SCH PT department since 2008. She married her high school sweetheart, Chandler Cupp, who now farms. They have two children-- William 17 years old and Malorie 13 years old. Meredith works full time but is grateful for the flexibility to take time off to support her kids in their sports, music, and academic endeavors. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, tennis, and hiking/biking/kayaking/reading/camping at Scott State Park.


Lorraine Dinkle, PTA

Lorraine Dinkel graduated Wichita County High School in 1979 and Colby Community College with an Associate Degree for Physical Therapist Assistant in 1981. She worked in the Hays, KS area, moved to Healy, KS in 1992 and began working at Scott County Hospital. She moved to Scott City in 2005 and has worked for the SCH for 27 years. She has worked with 15 different therapists and 3 physical therapist assistants in 3 different locations.

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