A word from one of Patrick's patients, Ron Williams "Patrick is the top PT, I have been to five PT's with no help, this man had me walking without cane in four months!"
PTs are healthcare professionals who
diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very
oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions,
illnesses, or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform
functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives.
PTs use an individual's
history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis
and establish a management plan and, when necessary, incorporate the
results of laboratory and imaging studies. Electrodiagnostic testing
(e.g., electromyograms and nerve conduction velocity testing) may also
be of assistance. PT management commonly includes prescription of or
assistance with specific exercises, manual therapy, education,
manipulation and other interventions. In addition, PTs work with
individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by
developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more
active lifestyles, providing services to individuals and populations to
develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability
throughout the lifespan. This includes providing services in
circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging,
injury, disease or environmental factors. Functional movement is central
to what it means to be healthy.
Our physical therapist spends 1 on 1 time with the patient. We feel that this personalized contact is important.
Patrick Murphy, PT, ATC, CEES performing treatment
Patrick's career began at Bethesda Oak Hospital where he worked in all of the Physical Therapy departments. Next, he worked in a private practice for ten years and was integral in the expansion of locations from one to seven. Then, Patrick went on to work at Ohio Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine for ten years. While there, he started the P.T. Department and expanded it to four locations with nineteen employees. Patrick then moved to Riverhills Neuroscience where he worked hand in hand with Neurosurgeons and Neurologists and headed their P.T. department. He has a great appreciation for learning and believes strongly in reading and continuing education. Patrick completed his degrees in physical therapy and sports medicine at the University of Cincinnati. He is also a certified athletic trainer, as well as a certified ergonomic evaluation specialist. In addition to formal training, he recognizes that "everyday you can learn from your patients."
When not at Hamilton Health Associates, Patrick's time is devoted to his family. He and his wife, Lorie, have two children: Sean and Mackenzie. They enjoy camping and hiking as a family, or watching the kids play baseball or soccer. Family time is important to Patrick, explaining, "to some it may sound like a boring life - but to me, its everything."
We accept most insurances, Medicare, Caresource, and we also treat many workers compensation patients.