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Physical Therapist Earns McKenzie Institute Certification

Perry County Memorial Hospital is proud to announce that physical therapist Leann Badger recently earned MDT Certification from The McKenzie Institute® USA Center for Postgraduate Study in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT).

Physical therapists must complete a series of advanced postgraduate courses to become certified practitioners of the McKenzie Method® of MDT, an evidence-based patient management system proven to eliminate back, neck and extremity pain in fewer visits compared to traditional treatment.

The key distinction is its initial assessment component — a safe and reliable means to accurately reach a diagnosis that will guide an appropriate treatment plan. Rarely are expensive tests required, as Certified MDT clinicians have a valid indicator to know right away whether — and how — the direction-specific exercise treatment will work for each patient.

Badger joined Perry County Memorial Hospital in 2011. She has a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy as well as certifications in Dry Needling and ASTYM treatment techniques. She specializes in the treatment of both pediatric and adult patients and serves as the Director of Rehabilitation Services at PCMH. Contact PCMH Therapy Department at, 812-547-0320, or visit to learn more and set up an appointment for a Physical Therapy evaluation.

About Perry County Memorial Hospital

Perry County Memorial Hospital is dedicated to fulfilling the organization’s mission to provide high quality healthcare and exemplary customer service in the most caring, compassionate, and effective manner. PCMH is devoted to providing quality healthcare, making it the healthcare provider of choice for the community it serves. To find out more about Perry County Memorial Hospital, visit:

About The McKenzie Institute

Dedicated to ongoing education and research, The McKenzie Institute is the center for postgraduate study in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. The McKenzie Method is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education for back, neck and extremity problems. Search the national certified provider directory at




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