Location: Starnes Athletic Training Center
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Physical therapy services are available to both students and university employees and may include examination, evaluation and treatment of sports-, recreational-, overuse- and work-related injuries. These might be classified as any of the following:
•Musculoskeletal pain •Sprains/strains •Muscle weakness
•Joint stiffness/pain •Tendinitis •Decrease in flexibility
•Neck/back pain •Postural problems •Bursitis
•Sciatica •Disc involvement •Post-surgical patients
Treatment options include, but are not limited to
•Range of motion
Treatment will be determined based upon findings during the examination and evaluation process.
Making an Appointment
To receive services, the patient must bring a referral from his or her physician on the first day of therapy. Referrals are accepted from Student Health Services and outside physicians.
Call 662-915-2027 or come by to set up an appointment.
What to Expect on Your First Visit
Patients will be examined and evaluated thoroughly, and treatment will begin depending upon the findings during the examination process. Expect to be in therapy approximately one hour on the first day.
What to Wear
Patients should wear comfortable clothing as they will be required to move any injured body part(s) and get onto or off a treatment table during the examination process.
Prices for therapy are structured to provide cost savings to employees and students. Charges will vary depending on treatment rendered.
All billing will be handled by Student Health Services. For employees, SHS will file with their insurance, and the remaining amount due will be deducted from their paycheck over one to four paychecks, based on the patient’s choice. For workers’ compensation patients, cases will be precertified and approved by workers’ compensation prior to treatment. For students, charges will be billed to their bursar account, and SHS will file with their insurance. As insurance pays, then the student’s account will be credited. Patients should always check with their insurance provider to ensure physical therapy benefits. Our therapist is in network for the state of Mississippi health insurance and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi as of November 25, 2005. For questions concerning billing, call 662-915-7274.
Michael Meurrier, DPT, CSCS