Meet Michael Edgington, DPT
Physical Therapist – Scottsdale Clinic
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Graduate of Texas Augustana University & Midwestern University
Q&A with Michael
Where are you from?
Sioux City, IA
Where did you go to college? Further Schooling?
I received my undergraduate education at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. I attended Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ for graduate school where I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I am currently enrolled in Evidence in Motion’s Orthopedic Residency and Manual Therapy Certification programs.
What is your role at Landmark Physical Therapy?
What is your favorite part about working at Landmark Physical Therapy?
The ability to work one-on-one with my patients and easily communicate and collaborate with my colleagues when needed!
If you are a Physical Therapist, what is your favorite body part to treat? And Why?
Tough question! While I enjoy treating all musculoskeletal conditions, regardless the anatomical region, I especially enjoy treating those which relate to the neck and shoulder. I have found that his is a region which is closely tied together and, if addressed in a timely manner, can yield very positive rehabilitative outcomes for the patient.
If you are a Physical Therapist, what do you believe is one common misconception about Physical Therapists?
That PT requires a patient to experience lots of pain. The “No pain, no gain” mentality is not true.
What is something that you have gained from working at Landmark Physical Therapy that you would like other people to know about?
Landmark Physical Therapy is unlike most outpatient clinics – this company embodies the idea of individualized care and a “patient-first” mentality. Outpatient physical therapy does not require the use of techs, aides or assistants in order to be efficient and effective – this is made evident daily at Landmark Physical Therapy.
What is your typical work day like?
On a typical day, I treat between 10-13 patients of varying orthopedic conditions. This being said, no one day is like another. Patient populations and their rehabilitation is highly unique and unpredictable. This not only keeps me on my toes, but requires that I be at my best each and every day.
What are 3 words that best describe you?
What is one fact most people don’t know about you?
I would rather listen to music from the 40s, 50s and 60s than modern day music. Some of my favorite musicians include: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash and George Jones.
What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, playing with my dog, fishing and traveling.
What is your favorite food?
I have a soft spot for Italian food, Oreos and a properly prepared steak.