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By Crystal Baity

ECU Physical Therapy, a new outpatient orthopedic clinic, has opened at ECU Physicians Firetower Medical Office on Firetower Road.

The physical therapy clinic, owned by ECU’s Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Allied Health Sciences, provides rehabilitation and treatment of sports and orthopedic injuries.

“We strive to return patients to their previous functional levels, emphasizing quality of care,” said physical therapist Kevin Youngs, who serves as the clinic director.

In addition to Youngs, there are three staff members: Dr. Denis Brunt, administrator and chairman of the physical therapy department; and Drs. Walt Jenkins and Blaise Williams, physical therapists and consultants. Jenkins, associate professor in the department, is nationally recognized for his expertise in rehabilitation of sports related injuries.

He serves as the physical therapy consultant for ECU’s Athletic Department and is vice president for the sports physical therapy section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Williams is an assistant professor and nationally recognized for his expertise on running mechanics and injuries.
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Kevin Youngs works with patient Megan Davis in the orthopedic clinic at ECU Physicians Firetower Medical Office. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
7/13/05
This page originally appeared in the July 15, 2005 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at http://www.ecu.edu/news/poe/archives.cfm.