Combining a desire to work with people with his love of sports, Kyle Bailey enjoys using physical therapy to improve the lives of others.
Tidewater Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that Kyle Bailey PT, DPT, CMTPT, FMSC has been promoted to Senior Physical Therapist at its Powhatan Clinic near Richmond, Va.
“I always knew I wanted to help people,” said Bailey. “I wanted to work with people who were active and focus on making their lives more functional.”
Bailey spent most of his childhood in Lawrenceville, Ga. before moving to the Mechanicsville area of Virginia where he attended high school. He played sports of all his life and while he fortunately never sustained an injury, he saw others get hurt and witnessed the power rehabilitation could provide in getting them back on their fields and courts of play.
Bailey’s interest in physical therapy grew while pursuing his undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at James Madison University,where he graduated in 2008.
Bailey went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University.
Bailey joined Tidewater Physical Therapy in December 2012.
After two years of working full time in the Tidewater Physical Therapy clinic, Bailey said he’s honed a treatment philosophy rooted in taking time to first listen to his patients.
“There is a lot of emphasis on what we do as far as the physical aspect, but what I’ve learned is to spend more time on the subjective aspect of the treatment,” said Bailey. “I try to focus on the patient’s goals and listen to their concerns.”
He also works to make each patient comfortable in their treatment and help them understand more about why certain exercises are prescribed and how manual therapy helps.
“In physical therapy, you have to come back routinely and no one wants to come back where they don’t feel a connection or a good relationship,” said Bailey. “If you develop a positive relationship with the patient the rest will figure itself out.”
Bailey holds certifications in conducting the Functional Movement Screen (FMSC) and Dry Needling (CMTPT).
Thanks to Tidewater Physical Therapy’s robust dedication to continuing education and helping its clinicians obtain specialties in the field, Bailey plans to pursue advanced training in manual therapy.
The Tidewater Physical Therapy Powhatan Clinic is located on Anderson Highway near the Powhatan Plaza. Clinicians there offer comprehensive physical therapy services, athletic sports assessments with a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and dry needling.
The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 7a.m. to 6:30p.m., Friday from 7a.m. to 5p.m. and Saturday form 8a.m. to noon.
For more information or to schedule an appointment visit http://www.tpti.com/locations/powhatan/ or call 804.598.2100.
Many of the physical therapists at Tidewater Physical Therapy, including Bailey, hold Direct Access Certification through the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy allowing them to evaluate and treat patients without a prescription. As part of a healthcare team, a physical therapist will make an assessment of a patient’s condition and create a plan to start on the road to wellness. The Tidewater Physical Therapy team will communicate with a patient’s physician of record and obtain a referral, if necessary, for continued treatment. Tidewater Physical Therapy will also work with insurance carriers to make sure services are covered by a patient’s plan.
ABOUT TIDEWATER PHYSICAL THERAPY:
Founded in 1986, Tidewater Physical Therapy remains a physical therapist-owned, independent, outpatient physical therapy practice, with more than 30 locations across Southeast and Central Virginia and three Performance Centers.
For more information about Tidewater Physical Therapy, visit www.tpti.com.
Learn more about the Tidewater Performance Center at www.tidewaterperform.com.