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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