Michael Edgington, PT, DPT, MTC, Cert. DN
Graduate of Texas Augustana University and Midwestern University
Q&A with Michael
Where are you from?
Sioux City, IA
Where did you go to college? Did you do any further school?
I received my undergraduate education at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. Then, I attended Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ for graduate school where I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Now, I am currently enrolled in Evidence in Motion’s Orthopedic Residency and Manual Therapy Certification programs.
What is your role at Landmark PT?
As a Physical Therapist, what is your favorite body part to treat? And Why?
Tough question! While I enjoy treating all musculoskeletal conditions, regardless the anatomical region, I especially enjoy treating those which relate to the neck and shoulder. I have found that this is a region which is closely tied together and, if addressed in a timely manner, can yield very positive rehabilitative outcomes for the patient.
As a Physical Therapist, what do you believe is one common misconception about Physical Therapists?
That PT requires a patient to experience lots of pain. The “No pain, no gain” mentality is not true.
What is something that you have gained from working at Landmark Physical Therapy that you would like other people to know about?
Landmark Physical Therapy is unlike most outpatient clinics – this company embodies the idea of individualized care and a “patient-first” mentality. Outpatient physical therapy does not require the use of techs, aides or assistants in order to be efficient and effective – this is made evident daily at Landmark Physical Therapy.
What is your typical work day like?
On a typical day, I treat between 10-13 patients of varying orthopedic conditions. This being said, no one day is like another. Patient populations and their rehabilitation is highly unique and unpredictable. This not only keeps me on my toes, but requires that I be at my best each and every day.
What are 3 words that best describe you?
Passionate, dedicated, amicable
What is one fact most people don’t know about you?
I would rather listen to music from the 40s, 50s and 60s than modern day music. Some of my favorite musicians include: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash and George Jones.
What is your favorite food?
I have a soft spot for Italian food, Oreos and a properly prepared steak.
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