Pierson joins KORT team
Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer, [email protected]
A new physical therapist, who is no stranger to Harrison County, has joined the KORT team.
Susan Pierson officially became the fourth physical therapist at the rehabilitation clinic located at the Old Capitol Centre in Corydon.
Pierson, who lives in Georgetown and is a graduate of North Harrison High School, brings with her about 40 years of physical therapy experience to the KORT team. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis and her master’s in health science from the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy.
Her passion for physical therapy began in high school, as Harrison County Hospital had just launched its PT program her senior year. Pierson was able to be one of the first to job shadow there and immediately fell in love with the practice.
Through the years since earning her degrees, Pierson has served at various hospitals and practices, even opening her own office in 2004, which then became a part of Baptist Health Floyd Corydon. She worked for many years as an outpatient orthopedic therapist with a special interest in shoulder rehab and supplemental training in TMJ disorders. She also is dry needling certified.
“I felt safe that the practice was in the right hands when I left there,” Pierson said. “I didn’t want to be the main one in charge any longer and wanted to get back to what I was passionate about, helping people directly, and that’s what brought me to KORT.”
Pierson said she knew a lot about KORT before moving to this position, but one thing she has really valued in her transition is the family-style atmosphere. She said from the staff to the patients and everyone else who walks in the door, you are treated like family, knowing everyone there wants the best for one another.
“Something else I love here is that we are educators first and work to educate our patients to help them understand why it is they are doing what they are doing,” Pierson said. “This is so beneficial because they are able to take these strategies home with them and have them for life.”
KORT is in the process of building a new facility located behind the Old Capitol Centre with hopes to have it complete and begin operations inside by summer at the latest.
KORT is open Mondays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more, call 812-734-1918.