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Saint Joseph Berea Physical Therapist Receives Special Certification
Berea, Ky. (June 12, 2013) – Daniel Sutton, a physical therapist at Saint Joseph Berea, part of KentuckyOne Health, recently completed training with the McKenzie Institute International and received certification in mechanical diagnosis and therapy. Sutton is one of few physical therapists in the area to offer this new treatment program for patients as a certified therapist.
The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy is one of the most effective and widely used treatment programs in the world for treatment of neck, back and extremity programs. The method is a non-invasive and very effective treatment protocol that promotes patient involvement and progress to independent management of their mechanical problems.
McKenzie trained therapists use an evidence-based approach to examination and diagnosis to formulate a treatment approach for each patient. Many patients treated with this method recover and return to normal daily life quickly, often without the need for medication, injections and other treatments, even surgery.
“Daniel’s extensive training, hard-work and dedication to physical therapy will help us provide a new and special treatment to our patients,” said Lorah Shackelford, rehab manager, Saint Joseph Berea. “We congratulate him on completing this specialized program.”
To schedule a screening with Sutton or for more information about mechanical diagnosis and therapy, please contact 859-986-6543.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky and has more than 3,100 licensed beds.