Mike Bacon, PT

Mike Bacon, PT

Rehabilitation Services Manager

I began my career path in high school when I worked for a physical therapist as an aide and also worked for a veterinarian after listening to both at a high school career –fair.  I decided physical therapy is what I wanted to pursue and never wavered.

My approach to therapy is as teacher first.  I feel in order for a patient to truly engage in what I would like them to do they have to first understand the “What”  (what is going on in their body) and the “Why” (why they should do what I ask them too.)  I believe in the busy pace of health care that we have now, that often gets missed.

I grew up in Kansas and Nebraska graduating from Doane College in Crete, NE and the University of Nebraska College of Medicine – Department of Physical Therapy.  After graduating from PT school I moved to Colorado and spent the next 23 years of my career there, most recently at HealthOne Broncos Sports Medicine and Delta County Memorial Hospital.  My family and I moved to Chillicothe, MO in 2013 where I managed the Hedrick Medical Center Rehabilitation department, a critical access hospital in North Central Missouri, part of the Saint Luke’s Health System out of Kansas City.

I enjoyed my time in the Kansas City area, but my family and I missed the West.  We came to Arizona to take advantage of the plentiful sunshine!  I came to WCH because I see great potential here and want to be part of building and developing an outstanding Rehabilitation Services department.

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