Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
The Therapy Center of Mississippi Sports Medicine is a full service rehabilitation clinic, established in 2005, specializing in the care of patients with orthopedic and sports-related injuries.
In consultation with your physician, our staff will work with you to not only recover, but maintain strength, flexibility, balance and mobility.
A Cutting-Edge Team
Our highly trained staff is composed of Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupation Therapists and Athletic Trainers who regularly attend nationally accredited courses in order to stay on the cutting edge of orthopedic and sports rehabilitation.
About the Therapy Center
Our goal is to assist your Physician in treating orthopedic problems, as well as the athletic injury while utilizing cutting edge rehabilitation techniques to guide the individual to recovery. Our staff will evaluate your current condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to return you to your maximal level of performance.
To facilitate your recovery, we offer:
- Humac 360 isokinetic testing/exercise
- Aquatherapy including treadmill and bike
- Sport-specific training
- Alan Whitfield PT, DPT, ATC/L
- Kevin Sullivan PT
- Meredith Warf PT, DPT, CSCS
- Brian Watts PT, DPT, ATC/L
- Keith Comish PTA, ATC/L
Clinic hours are Monday - Friday, 7am to 5:30pm.
Please contact us at (601) 949-9110 for more information.
Our clinic is actively involved in the advancement of the profession of physical therapy by accepting students as part of their edcuational process. Students are exposed to all aspects of our comprehensive approach to patient care in the clinic, weekly orthopaedic conferences, on-field activities and surgical observation.
Physical Therapy Student Objectives for the Therapy Center at Mississippi Sports Medicine
Level I and II Students:
1. Students are expected to achieve a 25-50% rating on all 24 items of the CPI.
2. Demonstrate proficiency with all modalities including technique, rationale, indications, and contraindications.
3. Demonstrate the ability to complete an orthopedic evaluation in a timely manner.
4. Assess and advance patients exercise programs based on subjective and objective information gathered from patient.
5. Design a home program with appropriate rationale and ask for a return demonstration from the patient at the next visit.
6. Manage time efficiently with the ability to handle 2 patients at a time by the last week of the clinical rotation.
7. Write measurable functional goals that are time referenced appropriately.
8. Attend 3 Wednesday morning conferences
Level III and IV Students:
1. Perform physical therapy general orthopedic evaluation within one hour, using correct evaluative tests and measures within the context of the evaluation. Formulate a diagnosis by the end of the evaluation.
2. Demonstrate proficiency with all modalities including technique, rationale, indications, and contraindications
3. Be able to discuss the indications/contraindications for each modality, explaining rationales to patients.
4. Supervise a technician for a patient treatment.
5. Design home program with appropriate rationale and ask for a return demonstration from the patient at the next visit.
6. Manage time efficiently with the ability to handle 2-3 patients at a time by the last week of the clinical rotation.
7. Complete all documentation with 100% accuracy by the end of the day including the initial evaluation and progress note every visit.
8. Write measurable functional goals that are time referenced appropriately.
9. Accurately communicate physical therapy needs to some of your external contacts:
- be prepared to discuss your patient’s case with the referring physician
- contact the referring physician to amend the prescription if needed
- seek and obtain medical information from x-ray, MRI, progress notes from MDs from EHS
10. Attend 3 Wednesday morning conferences
11. Prepare and present an in-service on a topic pertinent to out-patient orthopedics and sports medicine. (and provide lunchJ…ok, just kidding)
1. Identification badges are worn in clear sight at all times.
2. Scrubs must be clean, neat, and in good condition.
3. No clothing with advertisements, sayings, logos.
4. No visible piercing/jewelry except for ears
5. No inappropriate tattooing on face, neck, arms, or hands
The Therapy Center at Mississippi Sports Medicine
Physical Therapy Students
First Day Information
WHERE TO COME:
On your first day, park in one of the last two rows in a numbered parking slot. Enter the doors under the awning of The Therapy Center and introduce yourself to the front desk. Alan Whitfield, therapy center manager, will come meet you at 8:00 am to begin your orientation. If you have any difficulty finding this area, please call our office at 601-949-9110.
WHAT TO WEAR:
The therapy staff wears scrubs. You can wear any color scrubs, as long as there is no print on them. Edging or piping of a different color is fine, just no print scrubs. Also, wear comfortable shoes. Tennis shoes are fine.
WHAT TO BRING:
1.) Clinical education material from your school.
2.) Money for lunch or bag lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available.
WAYS TO PREPARE:
Review orthopedic special tests
Review anatomy and joint kinematics